The WebRing.com System
Pedro Huggins is one of my critics on the net. Specifically, Pedro Huggins (not his real name) is critical of my wazillion memberships in webrings. Since I found Pedro Huggins' page, I thought I'd acknowledge it, share it with you, and comment on some of what Pedro Huggins says.
While his page is clever, I did feel a need to set a bit of the record straight, particularly about my brother, who is in the Air Force and who is a U-2 pilot.
If you are as active as I have been in the webring arena, you are bound to have a critic or two . . . or three . . . or four.
I have several. Pedro Huggins is one of the most recent. I stumbled upon Pedro Huggins' page because he belongs to a webring I also belong to. And, his page helped me to laugh on a morning when I needed it. So I thought I'd acknowledge Pedro Huggins' page.
Open Pedro Huggins' Page
If you want to follow along in this article, it will help you to open Pedro Huggins' page. Just click on that link. It will open in a new window.
Pedro Huggins Is Not His Real Name
Clearly, Pedro Huggins is not his real name. I may never discover Pedro Huggins' real name. But it is enjoyable to look at his page.
Pedro Huggins: Younger & Better Looking Brother
He claims to be,
Younger? Quite possibly. I'm getting up there.
Better looking? Most probably.
Brother? Hmmm. Don't think so.
My only brother . . . my only younger brother . . . my only younger, better looking brother is Jon Huggins, a U-2 pilot. (More on that below.)
Me: Most Annoying Man on the Internet
He also says I am
I doubt that most would agree with that assessment. But it does seem that for Pedro Huggins, I am the most annoying man on the internet. It is his feeling; who am I to dispute it?
Pedro Huggins notes that I am called "Jim-Bob".
Nope. Actually, my nickname, like my brother, is Huggy. And, since my actual brother and I are separated by 9 years of age and hundreds of miles, whenever we do get together and one of our friends calls out "Huggy", we both answer, much to the surprise of the caller.
Me: Webring Acquirer
Pedro Huggins says:
Here, perhaps, Pedro Huggins has a point.
He is right. Or he is almost right.
Let me explain.
Yes, I'll join upon the flimsiest of pretexts. Anything that might qualify me is good enough.
But, no, I won't join regardless of the contents of my own site.
First, there are many webrings I have been denied membership in because of content (as well as one that I've been denied membership in because the RM didn't like my website colors and another denial because the RM didn't like my sense of humor.)
Second, there are many, particularly where the RM clearly indicated a content requirement, that I didn't even bother to apply to.
So, flimsy is right . . . flimsy I'll try. But "regardless of the contents of his own site" is a bit overstated. Just a bit.
Many of us were a might bit perturbed by this. So, I began the Wazillion Navbars Project. I joined, and was accepted into, more than 3,000 webrings.
The Wazillion Navbars Project
That project became a major source of information about webrings in general and about the Yahoo! WebRing system. I believe it is a valuable source of such information. (Pedro Huggins apparently disagrees.)
I've since "stopped" that project, but I kept the web pages for those would like to read more. You can find that information here.
I've moved that effort to my new pages about the WebRing.com system. Right now, reading this page, you are in that section of my website, reading about the WebRing.com system.
You can find more information about this system, in the links at the bottom of the page.
The Salon Magazine Article
Also, if you would like to know more, Salon magazine did a nice article about webrings. It has some excellent information and I recommend it highly.
My Actual Brother: U-2 Pilot
But I've gotten off track. Let's get back to Pedro Huggins' page.
Pedro Huggins continues:
A good laugh, but a bit off target. Yes, my brother is a U-2 pilot. And you can find more about the U-2 by going to the U-2 section of my website. It is a large section, featuring one of the most extensive collections of U-2 photos on the net.
No Worthwhile Content
Pedro Huggins continues:
To each his own, I guess.
You Be the Judge
My site does not appear to have any worthwhile content for Pedro Huggins. But I hope it does for you.
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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