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Wazillion Navbars Project: Yahoo! WebRing - - - A stack of "ABC" blocks symbolizes stacks of "navbars" - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Wazillion Navbars Project - - - Original image copyright Jeff Allen Johnson - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

Wazillion
Navbars
Project

Project Home Page

This is the home page for my Wazillion Navbars Project.

This section of my website holds my reference information about the old Yahoo! WebRing system. The Yahoo! WebRing system no longer exists. On 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! announced that it was leaving the webring business. The Yahoo! WebRing system was "spun off" and new operates as the WebRing.com system. See my section on the WebRing.com system for the latest information.

Note that the Yahoo! WebRing system no longer exists. It has been spun off to the independent WebRing.com system. The Wazillion Navbars Project has been closed. These pages are thus, no longer accurate and do not apply to the new WebRing.com system. Instead, these pages are being maintained for a "historical record".

For current information on the WebRing.com system, see my webring subsection about the WebRing.com system.

 

What is this all about?

. This is the WebRing.com system logo as of Oct.2006. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the WebRing.com system.
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This is the new logo for the WebRing.com system, implemented in their changes of Oct.2006. It distinguishes this webring system from the other systems like Ringlink, RingSurf and Bravenet. See also my articles: WebRing.com Logos and Is Webring a Trademark?

In September 2000 Yahoo! made many changes to what had been the Original WebRing system. It became Yahoo! WebRing.

Many of us believe that the changes were detrimental to the system and disrespectful of both the ringmasters and webring members.

As a result of those changes I began The Wazillion Navbars Project.

This project seeks to join a wazillion webrings in the Yahoo! WebRing system and to host a wazillion navbars both to express my feelings and to test the new system. As a part of this project I also assembled a major web resource about the Yahoo! WebRing system. You are looking at that resource.

What happened next?

On 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! announced that it would no longer operate the Yahoo! WebRing system. The system was "spun off" and will operate separately from Yahoo!. I have created a new section of my website to address this WebRing.com system and to discuss these changes.

Because the WebRing.com system is a "child" of Yahoo! WebRings, I've included links to that section on this page as well.

What Is In The Wazillion Navbars Project?

each of the pages is a part of my Wazillion Navbars Project. They include articles I have written as well as links to other information across the net. In addition, at the bottom of each of these pages is another mini-menu of all the pages to make it easy for you to get around this section.


Wazillion Navbars Project Overview

Project OverviewProject Overview: What is the Wazillion Navbars Project? Why did I start it? How many is a wazillion?


My Articles About Yahoo! WebRing

Webring LiteYahoo! WebRing Lite: My essay about the apparent ideas behind the new Yahoo! WebRing and the future roles of the ringmaster.  

Yahoo! WebRing  The Jan 2001 ChangesYahoo! WebRing The Jan 2001 Changes: My essay about the changes made in January 2001, four months after the major transition. Includes information on a few nice features and information on a few new problems.

Yahoo! WebRing DescriptionsYahoo! WebRing Descriptions: explains how Yahoo! WebRing stores the descriptions of member sites, why some descriptions don't fit even though their character count seems small enough, how Y! WR stores the description and even how the limit isn't what it seems.

Yahoo! WebRing ValidationYahoo! WebRing Validation: Describes the validation that Automated Management System (AMS) performs within the Yahoo! WebRing system. Includes information on validating alternative HTML.

Yahoo! WebRing JavaScriptYahoo! WebRing JavaScript: Discusses the JavaScript, including how it works, and some of the common errors.

Yahoo! WebRing Links and PagesYahoo! WebRing Links and Pages: This large resource lists and describes the links that appear on the Yahoo! WebRing System pages, and describes the pages that they link to. The page discussions include a summary, a description of page function and detailed navigation to get to every page.

Yahoo! WebRing GlossaryYahoo! WebRing Glossary: A tiny glossary of terms specific to the Yahoo! WebRing System. BTW: if you would like me to add a term, please let me know.

Yahoo! WebRing Problem: Split StackYahoo! WebRing Problem: Split Stack: explains the problem ringmasters are having with split stacks: two stacks for the same page, instead of one stack per the Yahoo! WebRing design.

Yahoo! WebRing Problem: Navbar GraphicYahoo! WebRing Problem: Navbar Graphic: explains the problem ringmasters are having attempting to upload a navbar graphic for Yahoo! WebRing.

My Personal and Unofficial List of Yahoo! WebRing ProblemsMy Personal and Unofficial List of Yahoo! WebRing Problems: Begun as a way to collect the reported problems from the WebringNews list (see below), this list grew and expanded to become a source of information about the problems that Yahoo! WebRing has solved as well as those which are still outstanding. While it is unofficial, it is politely tolerated by the Yahoo! WebRing technoids who have commented on some of the items. It was also referenced by the (now defunct and deleted) Webring News Yahoo! Club. If you are curious about some of the issues and problems, you might check that out. Includes comments and responses from Yahoo! WebRing engineering.

Why You Should Not Delete Your Yahoo! WebRingWhy You Should Not Delete Your Yahoo! WebRing: My explanation of why ringmasters who move to a different webring service should not delete their Yahoo! WebRing, but should, instead, leave a skeleton signpost. 

Why Can't a Yahoo! WebRing RingMaster See The Navbar on New Sites?Why Can't a Yahoo! WebRing RingMaster See The Navbar on New Sites?: This page explains why navbars are not visible on newly registered sites and why it is necessary to approve a site before you see the navbar. 

Is Webring a Trademark?Is Webring a Trademark?: Presents the results of my search attempting to answer this question.

Yahoo! & Webring: The January 1999: TextYahoo! & Webring: The January 1999 email: Text: In January 1999 Webring sent an email regarding the integration of Yahoo! and Webring. This is the text of that email.

Yahoo! & Webring: The August Email: TextYahoo! & Webring: The August 2000 email: Text: The complete text of the August 2000 email from Webring about the integration of Yahoo! and Webring. Includes annotations by me.

Yahoo! & Webring: The August Email: Advice & RecommendationsYahoo! & Webring: The August 2000 email: Advice & Recommendations: In August 2000, Webring sent an email regarding the integration of Yahoo! and Webring. This is my email to my members with my advice and recommendations.

Yahoo! & Webring: The August Email: Remarks to RingMastersYahoo! & Webring: The August 2000 email: Remarks to RingMasters: In August 2000 Webring sent an email regarding the integration of Yahoo! and Webring. This is my email to the ringmasters of the rings to which I belong with my advice and recommendations.


My Yahoo! WebRing Memberships

My Yahoo! WebRing MembershipsMy Yahoo! WebRing Memberships: A directory of my memberships in webrings in the Yahoo! WebRing system.


More Reference Information

Webring System HostsWebring System Hosts: Yahoo! WebRing is not the only webring host. However, until The Assimilation of the Original WebRing the other hosts were mostly unknown. That changed.

Forums and Email ListsForums and email Lists: A compendium of the various forums and email lists relevant to Yahoo! WebRing and also to the alternative webring systems.

Comments Across the NetComments Across the Net: The Assimilation inspired many pages across the net: essays, comments, poems, parodies. This is a small sampling.

Mirrors of My Wazillion StackMirrors of My Wazillion Stack: Some of the ringmasters on the net chose to mirror my wazillion stack as a kind of protest. This page links to them.

Other Large Navbar StacksOther Large Navbar Stacks: As I find other large navbar stacks, I link to them here.

Letters from RingMastersLetters from RingMasters: Letters that other ringmasters sent to their members explaining the changes of The Assimilation.

Webrings That Moved or ClosedWebrings That Moved or Closed: This is a tiny sampling of some of the webrings that moved or closed. Most were chosen, in part, because of the explanations they posted on their site.

Media ArticlesMedia Articles: Media articles about webrings.

Other Yahoo! IntegrationOther Yahoo! Integration: Webrings are not the only thing Yahoo! is currently absorbing and integrating. This page links to other, similar topics.

Other Yahoo! Issue SitesOther Yahoo! Issue Sites: Information about other sites with issues for and problems with Yahoo!

Help With Yahoo! WebRingHelp With Yahoo! WebRing: As people attempt to use the new Yahoo! WebRing system, some pages have emerged with additional help.

Linking Back to MeLinking Back to Me: As I discover other pages on the net linking to my Wazillion Navbars Project, I note them here.

 

Other Relevant Pages On My Site

These pages are not "articles" in the strictest sense. But they are pages on my site that are relevant to Yahoo! WebRing.

Because Webring Is Broken . . . The WebringBecause Webring Is Broken . . . The Webring: Immediately after the Yahoo! assimilation of the Original WebRing, many new parody, satire and protest webrings emerged at RingSurf, an alternate webring host. One of the early crop of such webrings was this one, inspired by one of the Yahoo! IDs I was using in the Webring News club. I enthusiastically gave "permission" for the use of my ID and joined as site number 2. This is my page in that webring.

My EUROPa PageMy eUROPa Page: Sage Weil designed the original webring in May 1994 based on eUROPa. I have joined eUROPa and this is my page. 

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 Webring News and Announcements

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WebRing.com Changes Big Time ---  It was October 2001 that WebRing.com came into existence following the end of Yahoo! Webring. Now, 5 years later, WebRing.com is changing again. Moving from primarily a free service to primarily a paid service, the system is undergoing massive change. Stay tuned.

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This is the logo for the Ringlink system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the Ringlink system.  

Ringlink Activity  ---  While Ringlink has not released a new version since Version 3.2 on 21.Feb.2005, the system seems to be getting a lot of activity. Many people are discovering this great webring system and moving their webrings here. If you don't know about Ringlink, definitely check out this great webring system. I personally recommend it.

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This is the logo for the World of Webrings Community. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the World of Webrings Community.  

WoW  ---  The World of Webrings features the World of Webrings discussion list. It offers a forum for both webring owners (ringmasters) and webring members to discuss the latest hot topics about all webrings, including WebRing.com, Ringlink , Alt-Webring, RingSurf, Bravenet and others. If you belong to any webring in any webring service, you should join this list.

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This is the logo for the RingSurf system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the RingSurf system.  

RingSurf Passes 3 Year Anniversary  ---  It was 3 years ago, on 16.Aug.2003 when the WoW list list noted that RingSurf's domain name registration had changed. Then the new owner came forward. A RingSurf Feature List was developed and debated. Then, on Thanksgiving day, 27.Nov.2003 the new owner posted on the WoW list that the new RingSurf is up! If you haven't checked it out lately, see what has happened in the last three years.

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James S. Huggins is interviewed and quoted in a new Salon.com article entitled: The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring (05.Dec.2001)  

Article About Webrings  ---  Check out this excellent Salon.com article about the history of Yahoo! and WebRing.com: The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring . For some, it will bring back memories. For others, it will explain the history. Now, I wonder if they will update it to talk about the latest WebRing.com changes.

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Webring Sections and Subsections

The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".

  • General Information
  • The WebRing.com System
  • Webrings I Own and Belong To
  • The Wazillion Navbars Project

each "subsection" has it's own special "logo".

As you travel in the various subsections you will find, near the bottom of each page, links to pages within that subsection and also links to the other subsections. To go to any subsection, just click on the "logo" or on the text link for that subsection.

Webrings - - - A chainmail web of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about webrings in general - - - This graphic is by Dylon White. Graphic copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S. Huggins

Webrings: General Information

This subsection includes general information about webrings. Webrings can be hosted by a variety of different services. This section deals with the overall concepts and issues, not with any one particular "brand" of webring.

It includes my Webring FAQ, links to articles about webrings, and general help information. Click here or on the graphic.

The WebRing.com System - - - An interlocking stack of gold rings symbolizes the system - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Webring.com System - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

The WebRing.com System

This subsection includes specific information about the WebRing.com system.

While not the only webring system on the net, it is the best known and the most used. I own many webrings in this system and belong to many webrings in this system. (I also own and belong to many webrings in other systems as well.) Click here or on the graphic.

Wazillion Navbars Project: Yahoo! WebRing - - - A stack of "ABC" blocks symbolizes stacks of "navbars" - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Wazillion Navbars Project - - - Original image copyright Jeff Allen Johnson - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

The Wazillion Navbars Project

This subsection is a historical section about the Yahoo! WebRing system. It was begun during the early days of problems with the Yahoo! WebRing system in September 2000.

It ended when the Yahoo! WebRing system spun off into the independent WebRing.com system in October 2001. I maintain it for the historical record. Click here or on the graphic.

Webrings I Own and Webrings I Belong To - - - A floating stack of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website showing webrings I own and webrings I belong to - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

Webrings I Own and Belong To

This subsection shows all the webrings I own and links to all the webrings to which I belong. This includes webrings in Ringlink, RingSurf, Bravenet and the WebRing.com system as well.

If you are looking to join one of my webrings, this is a good place to start. If you wonder about the webrings I belong to, this is the place to go. Click here or on the graphic.

 

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