The WebRing.com System
How to Change the Thumbs-Up and
This page explains how to change the thumbs-up and thumbs-down codes that appear on the WebRing.com List/Hub page next to member site listings.
This page is part of WebRing.com Help,
my extensive reference section about the WebRing.com system. WebRing.com was born 12.Oct.2001 when
Yahoo! left the webring business. It was reborn in Oct.2006 when
it had a major redesign and began charging for what had been a free
The WebRing.com system displays red, yellow and green codes next to each member site listing on the List/Hub page for each webring.
The default codes are red, yellow and green thumbs-up and thumbs-down symbols.
This page explains these codes and explains how to change them.
What the Codes Mean
When the Automated Management System (AMS) evaluates the code on a member's page it returns one of three possible values:
The required code exists on the registered page.
The required code does not exist on the registered page. However, the AMS was able to link to a page that does contain the required code.
The required code does not exist on the registered page and could not be found.
What are the Code Options
The red, yellow and green codes can present as:
- Thumbs (
Pass and Pass_L are green and yellow "up"; Fail is red "down")
- Signal lights (plain round circles; Pass is green; Pass_L is yellow; Fail is red)
- Smiley Faces (all are yellow; Pass is smiling; Pass_L is "straight"; Fail is frowning)
Changing the Codes
- Go to http://dir.webring.com
- Log in using your WebRing.com System User ID.
- Identify the particular webring for which you want to activate a forum and click on "Manage" for that webring (on the right side of the page).
- Click on "Color Scheme" in the Customization area of your webring management links.
- Look at the bottom of the page for "Hub Page Navigation Icons". Choose the one you want
- Click the "Apply Changes" button.
If You Want to Delete Your Webring
If you are considering deleting your WebRing.com webring, please do not delete it. Instead, please
. I would be pleased to adopt it from you. I will personally work with you to make that transition smooth and painless.
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.
News and Announcements
Changes Big Time --- It was October 2001 that WebRing.com came into
existence following the end of Yahoo! Webring. Now, 5 years later, WebRing.com
is changing again. Moving from primarily a free service to primarily a paid
service, the system is undergoing massive change. Stay tuned.
Activity --- While
Ringlink has not released a new version
on 21.Feb.2005, the system seems to be getting a lot of activity. Many people
are discovering this great webring system and moving their webrings here. If you
don't know about Ringlink,
definitely check out this great webring system. I personally recommend
--- The World of Webrings features the World of Webrings discussion list. It offers a forum for both
webring owners (ringmasters) and webring members to discuss the latest hot topics about all webrings, including WebRing.com,
Alt-Webring, RingSurf, Bravenet and others. If you belong to any webring in any webring service, you should join this list.
Passes 3 Year Anniversary --- It was 3 years ago, on 16.Aug.2003 when the WoW list list noted that RingSurf's domain name registration had changed.
Then the new owner came forward. A RingSurf Feature List was developed and debated. Then, on Thanksgiving day, 27.Nov.2003 the new owner posted on the WoW list that the new RingSurf is up! If you haven't checked it out lately, see what has happened in the last three years.
Article About Webrings --- Check out this excellent Salon.com article about the history of Yahoo! and WebRing.com:
The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring
. For some, it will bring back memories. For others, it will explain the history.
Now, I wonder if they will update it to talk about the latest WebRing.com
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".
- General Information
- The WebRing.com System
- Webrings I Own and Belong To
- The Wazillion Navbars Project
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.
It includes my Webring FAQ, links to articles about webrings, and general help information. Click here or on the graphic.
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.