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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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  • Seal Dome to Hearth?

    Hello all! I've been doing a lot of reading around here, now it's time for some questions on installing my 1st pizza oven. Let me start w/this one;

    I've acquired a 2 pc dome oven; 1 piece hearth & 1 pc dome... inside dims: 28" dia x 12.5" H. The dome sits on top of the hearth. In the reading I've done, seems that the dome is typically not sealed to the hearth. The instructs for this particular oven call for the dome to be shimmed up 1/4" and refractory mortar be used to seal this gap. It makes sense to me... except that everything else I've read calls for not doing this. I feel almost foolish questioning the manufacturer but can anyone shed some light my direction? I will also be using ceramic blanket to cover the dome... seems that sealing everything would also prevent any of this fiber from working its way inside the oven.
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