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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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  • using chimmney bricks

    I have a bunch of the I guess soft red bricks. I'm wanting to use them for building a brick oven. any ideas. thanks mark

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    Re: using chimmney bricks

    Hello and welcome.

    Common bricks make excellent exterior and decorative bricks. Although some people have made their oven domes out of them, they have a problem with spalling (surface chipping) and cracking.

    Here is the US, firebricks are cheap and readily available. It's a false economy not to use them. It's a LOT of work to build an oven: you want it to last.

    That said, a red brick dome is better than no oven at all.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Re: using chimmney bricks

      in my area in northern missouri firebrick are not the plentiful. I have a few about 10 that I've had for 20 years or so. I can buy 6 at a time at a farm store but they are only about 1 1/4" thick and 4 X9 and cost about 14 bucks for 6 of them. that ain't cheap.
      what did they do years ago? clay. I've thought about using clay or kitty litter for making one (the unscented kind). used it for making my forge and it works good. I just can't be spending the 6 or 8 hundred plus bucks on making one. thanks mark