The WebRing.com System
The single biggest reason is that the system currently has no way to check that HTML "matches" what I want. It can only check for the minimal existence of "compliant links". It cannot check for "look and feel".
Permitting native HTML would require that I not only check each code and each graphic in detail as I approve each site, but that I manually check them over time to be certain they have not changed.
A Second Reason
In addition, to this major reason, there is a secondary reason as well: I like to "tweak" the webring code. I'm looking for ways to improve the look and feel.
(These aren't typically major changes; when I do make major changes I always announce it so that any members who object can take appropriate action.)
In addition, the WebRing.com system does not currently provide a way to email only the HTML users to advise them of the need to change their HTML every time I decide to tweak the code, or change a graphic. And, I would not want to email the whole membership base for something that just applies to the HTML users.
The Webrings I Own
And all of this is exacerbated by the large number of webrings that I own. The sheer number of these webrings mandates using tools (like the SSNB) to help me.
This Isn't Perfect
It isn't perfect for me. It isn't perfect for anyone.
But, it is the best available alternative for me.
Why HTML? Why Not the SSNB?
Some members adopted HTML because they had problems with the SSNB when it was originally adopted. I believe that these problems have been corrected.
Some members avoided the SSNB because they wanted to use HTML for some of their webrings and couldn't figure out how to mix them. I have written a page page that explains how to do that. Click here to go to that page.
In other words, perhaps by working together we can figure out how to make the SSNB work for you even though it did not before.
Won't Please everyone
How to Show the entire Navbar Stack
I'm sorry. While I have long adopted webrings in the WebRing.com system, because of the Oct.2006 changes, I am no longer doing that.
However, please note that "deleting" your webring is a fruitless exercise. The system will just restore it and place it up for adoption.
Articles About the WebRing.com System
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 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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