I do not know what happened to your thread. I came here to read this as I am also working on a DIY UC type system. And was baffled that page 1 seems to have disappeared. Could you have accidently deleted it when you pulled the pics? I am really tech dumb. Maybe someone else can figure it out?
I've sent a message to the developers to see if they can figure it out. I looked into some things, and there is no evidence of anyone doing any deletion. If first post is deleted, then the thread should not be visible at all.