The WebRing.com System
Why Is Only One Navbar Showing on My Page:
This page explains (or at least attempts to explain) the Single Navbar Option, introduced by the WebRing.com system on 23.Jul.2002. It also links to another article on my site explaining how to show all the navbars.
What is the Single Navbar Option?
On 23.Jul.2002 the WebRing.com system implemented a new feature known as the Single Navbar Option.
You can read about that here.
In summary, this new option provides the ability for the system to display one and only one navbar out of the stack of navbars.
Whether you see the entire stack or only one depends on a variety of factors all working together. These are partly under the control of the site owner and partly under the control of the surfer.
What are the possibilities?
Whether you see one navbar or the entire stack, and which particular navbar you would see, depends on these four factors:
Here are the possible combinations:
* "drm" stands for "doesn't really matter"
What does that mean?
First, it means that the only way you will see entire stacks is if you are logged in to the WebRing.com system.
Second, it means that (a) if you are not logged in or (b) if you are logged in and choose to see only one or (c) if the site owner chose to show only one, you will only see one navbar.
Third, it means that if you see only one, the one you see depends on whether you are navigating a particular webring (in which case you see that particular navbar). Otherwise (e.g., if you are just viewing the page without navigating the webring), you will see the top navbar.
If only one is displayed, how does the surfer see the entire stack?
If the system shows only one navbar, it also includes a link that says something like:
That line will include a link to another page that will show the entire stack.
How can I choose to see only one?
How can the site owner choose to show only one?
How can I make all the navbars show?
The WebRing.com system introduced a technique to do this. I have created a page that points to their official explanation and also provides additional information and examples. You can see it here:
How can I get more information about this?
One of the best ways is to ask. This change and similar changes are discussed in the World of Webrings Discussion list, part of The World of Webrings.
You can find this list, read prior messages and join the list here:
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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