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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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    Hello , this is my first posting and just wanted some information if I should have any problems with my design, I purchased a prefabricated oven from Italy and following the persons directions that I have purchased the oven from I was told that it was okay to lay the concrete slab of 5" on corrugated steel sheets and to lay down ceramic wool blanket with about an 1" of sand on top of the blanket to level the hearth of the oven. I have built the oven and fired it one time last fall after I completed the installation but I really did not get it up to the temperture needed for pizza and held it there for a good amount of time I was concerned with the concrete on the corrugated steel but was told that it should not be a problem because it was not going to be used constantly. Just like to get someone else's oppinion.

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    You should have bought a Forno Bravo. :-)

    My guess is that you will be OK. You should try a series of small, then growing fires to fully dry the oven out before you really test how well the cooking floor is holding heat. Once the oven is well cured, you will get a better idea of what to expect. It's possible your sand is still damp, and the oven itself might still have moisture.

    One way of checking how the floor is cooking is to buy a digital thermometer.

    If you have them, you should send us a photo.

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