Why Not Featured Sites
The WebRing.com System
This page explains why I do not offer "featured" options to my webrings and why I do not participate in "featured" in other webrings.
What About Other Webring Systems?
This page focuses only on the WebRing.com system.
What Are "Featured Sites"?
"Featured sites" are an implementation of WebRing.com designed to help them monetize the webring concept.
"Featured sites" were implemented after WebRing.com emerged from the Yahoo! WebRing time. They were modified during the Oct.2006 WebRing.com changes.
Under this system, individual members (site owners) pay the webring owner to "feature" their membership listing at the top of the hug page on the system. It is a type of paid advertising for members (site owners).
Why Don't I Use the "Featured" Feature?
For me, the spirit of webring is about the "ring". Everyone in the webring is on the ring. If you go through the "ring" you visit every site.
No site is better. No site is "more". No site is "special".
For me, the concept of "featured sites" goes directly against Sage Weil's whole founding spirit of webrings.
For that reason, I do not offer the opportunity for others to be featured. And I do not ask to be featured on any other webrings in the WebRing.com system.
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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