The WebRing.com System
What Are Those "Pending" and "Suspended" Bars
Many navbar stacks in the WebRing.com system have a small, ugly, brown bar indicating that the site is either "pending" or "suspended".
This article explains what these bars are and how they came to be.
Different to the Original WebRing System
The navbar system used by the WebRing.com system is the direct descendant of the navbar system introduced by Yahoo! WebRing. And the navbar system introduced by Yahoo! WebRing worked differently to the Original WebRing system.
On the Original WebRing system the ringmaster needed to go to a site to confirm that the WebMaster had added the navigation code before approving a site for membership.
This is no longer true with the WebRing.com system.
The "Y" parameter turns out to be simply the WebRing.com system ID of the member.
The "U" number is a seventeen or eighteen-digit number that is assigned to the registered URL. The old Yahoo! WebRing system assigned seventeen and eighteen digit numbers. The WebRing.com system uses a shorter eight digit number.
What Are the Parts of the Navbar Stack?
There are two primary parts of a navbar stack:
Unless customized by the ringmaster, the individual navbars are the webring name, an optional picture and the links to navigate that particular webring.
The Pending and Suspended bars show that the site is either "pending" for a webring or has been "suspended" from a webring.
(For examples, see below. See also my WebRing.com System Glossary.)
So What Should a RingMaster Check?
What Does the AMS Do?
In addition, a ringmaster can direct the AMS to automatically suspend broken sites and to readmit sites that are suspended but no longer broken.
example of an "Active" Navbar
Navbar shows a membership active for the webring "Pegasus".
example of a "Pending" Navbar
Navbar shows a membership pending for the webring "Pegasus".
example of a "Suspended" Navbar
Navbar shows a membership suspended in the webring "Pegasus".
But Why Do I Only See One?
One of the changes the WebRing.com system made in July of 2002 was called the Single Navbar Option. This change causes only one navbar to appear at a time. If you only see one pending bar or only one suspended bar and want to know what happened to the other webrings you belong to, this is probably the reason. I have two articles that might help you with this.
Don't expect to see the individual navbar for a Yahoo! WebRing before the site is approved. The navbar only appears after the site is approved.
However, you should expect to see the "pending" navbar if the stack is in place.
How to Remove Duplicate Navbars: Sometimes the system creates duplicate navbars in your navbar stack. Usually (though not always) one of these is "suspended" or "pending". This article explains how to remove the duplicate. ««»»
How to Deal With "Unauthorized Access" and "Ring Does Not exist" error Messages: Sometimes when you attempt to access one of your memberships, you receive an error message that says "Unauthorized Access" or "Ring Does Not exist". This article explains how to deal with these error messages. ««»»
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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