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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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  • Hearth materials

    Can i use 20mm marble or granite, as floor of oven. Maybe be even porcelain floor tiles over concrete?

  • #2
    Re: Hearth materials

    I have read on this forum that those stones do not make a good hearth. Use very big firebrick tiles. Like 12x12x2. Or even better, get soapstone. Get it in big thick sheets. There are a couple of members here who did. It is supposed to be like 6 times better than firebrick. Use the fancy stone for the vent landing.

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    • #3
      Re: Hearth materials

      You can use anything you want. The results you get, the lifespan of the material, and the pain of replacing it may (or may not) wish you followed tradition.

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      • #4
        Re: Hearth materials

        I don't know about marble, but under direct heat, granite starts to spall, or explosively disintegrate causing large crystals to pop off. This rugged finish is attractive for stone steps but certainly not for keeping your pizzas and other food clean.

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        • #5
          Re: Hearth materials

          Soapstone also abrades very easily, it is the softest rock you can get. Also known as talc stone it is talcum powder when crushed up.
          Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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