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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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  • fragile bricks

    Got my bricks! Feels good to finally be...almost ready to start the oven proper. However, they appear very fragile. Seems like they chip/scratch VERY easily. Is that how all firebricks are, or is it just mine from Mt Savage in PA? The only other option near me is low duty from Whitacre Greer, though I haven't laid hands on them, so maybe they're just as chippable.
    Here's mine:

  • #2
    Re: fragile bricks


    They do chip very easy. The good news is that they cut very easy.
    Check out my pictures here:

    If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.


    • #3
      Re: fragile bricks

      Hi Jim,

      I had similar concerns about mine. It turns out that the pallets had been out in the weather a long time. The outer faces were significantly softer than the protected ones.

      All of the bricks are fairly brittle, but easier to shape and grind when necessary.