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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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  • cracking

    so I finished my oven. went through the curing proccess and made pizza about 10 times. then yesterday I made pizza for at least the tenth time and this morning I have all of these hairline cracks in the dome. they are hardly noticable but im still very disapointed.

    it was fairly cold outside (appx 40 degrees F?) I guess it was a combination of that and getting the oven too hotttttttttt? I swear I heated the oven with a small fire over the course of about 3 hours before getting the fire really hott.

    any suggestions for repair or prevention?

    thanks guys. :

  • #2
    Re: cracking

    Matty - Is your dome covered with a blanket? It certainly doesn't sound catastrophic. I don't know if anyone has gotten away with no cracks.

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    • #3
      Re: cracking

      I wouldn't sweat it unless serious smoke is coming out of the cracks. If that was the case, I might consider repairing the problem. Cracks happen! Enjoy the pizza.
      Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.



      • #4
        Re: cracking

        I agree with the above, not a big deal and everybody gets them! I took cement and mixed it a hair thin and rubbed it on the cracks to fill them. While I don't think small cracks serve as a significant source of water into the oven and insulation (my sandstone ledge is a much bigger culprit) I have used waterproofing on the dome to reduce moisture intake. Longer term I will probably build a metal roof over mine to truly keep it and the sandstone ledge dry.

        Enjoy the oven!


        • #5
          Re: cracking

          and another thing..... If you truely spent three hours warming the oven up to cooking temps, then you did everything you could have done. Not many are that patient.

          I firmly believe that most of the ovens have cracks. Many are never found or noticed because the insulation is often installed before curing takes place, so the faults are not nearly as noticeable.
          Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.