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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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    Like many others, I have developed cracks during the cure process. I noticed the cracks after the 500F fire. The oven is covered with about a half inch of homebrew. The question is: Do I continue the fires up to the final cure to see how bad it's going to get, or do something about it now? I guess another question would be: Should I do anytheing about it at all?

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  • #2
    Re: Crack Advice

    Your oven expands and contracts as it heats and cools. It's going to crack somewhere and those look like nice ones . If you fix them, the oven will either crack again in the same place or crack somewhere else .

    Everyone here has them and it doesn't reflect poorly on your workmanship. It's just physics. I'm willing to bet they won't get any worse. Leave them alone.

    Insulate it, finish curing and start cooking. Nice looking oven!
    Ken H. - Kentucky
    42" Pompeii

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    • #3
      Re: Crack Advice

      If I were you, I would build more fires and eat more pizza to rectify the situation.


      • #4
        Re: Crack Advice

        I'm with Tom... rejoice in your finished oven with some pizzas and beer.

        Nice-looking brick work.



        • #5
          Re: Crack Advice

          Thanks very much for the encouragement guys, I like the way you think. I just wanted to make sure. Feeling much better about moving forward. Thanks again



          • #6
            Re: Crack Advice

            The more Beer you drink the smaller the cracks will look.