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.
What is this all about?
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
My Articles About Yahoo! WebRing
Yahoo! 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 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 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. ««»»
My 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! 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?: 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. ««»»
Yahoo! & 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 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
More Reference Information
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 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. ««»»
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
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: 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.
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.
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 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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