The WebRing.com System
This page provides a general overview of the history, features and functions of the WebRing.com system.
The WebRing.com system is the successor to the Yahoo! WebRing system.
On Thursday 04.Oct.2001, the Yahoo! WebRing system experienced a large and catastrophic failure. As a result of that failure, a large number of memberships were temporarily lost.
The tech working on the Yahoo! WebRing system worked to restore the system and to resolve the problem. During this time the system was forced out of service. All functions that would modify user defined information (e.g., creating webrings, joining webrings, adding or deleting members, etc.) were disabled.
On Friday, 12.Oct.2001, the word began to spread that Yahoo! was exiting the webring business.
An email was broadcast to all Yahoo! WebRing account holders with the information.
Word began to spread across the net:
Where Did the System Come From?
I have much of the history of webrings on my Webring FAQ page. But here is a brief summary:
How is the WebRing.com System Different?
The WebRing.com system is the largest of the webring systems. It has the most webrings and the most members. It is also the oldest, the direct descendent of the one that Sage Weil created.
Other webring systems developed over the years, and, in 2000, Yahoo's assimilation of the system caused several of these systems to see immediate surges in memberships and webrings as many fled the Yahoo changes.
In Jul 2002, the WebRing.com system introduced another change: the Single Navbar Option. This also creates a difference between the WebRing.com system and other systems. Other systems display all control panels; the WebRing.com system only display one, unless certain circumstances are met.
What is in this Section?
This section of my website provides help in understanding the WebRing.com system. It offers help pages and instructions.
What If I Can't Find What I'm Looking For?
Simple: just email me.
I'd be pleased to personally assist you.
I operate several webrings in the WebRing.com system. I am always looking for another one. If you have a webring in the WebRing.com system that you no longer want to keep, I'd be interested in adopting it.
If you'd like to contact me, just email me.
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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