The WebRing.com System
Dealing With error Messages That Say "Unauthorized Access" and "Ring Does Not exist"
This page explains how to deal with two error messages in the WebRing.com system: Unauthorized Access and Ring Does Not exist.
What Is the Problem?
The WebRing.com system sometimes takes action with memberships that causes navbars to appear in a stack even though there isn't a membership.
These situations are usually the result of the system taking "clean up" actions without "completely cleaning up".
The result is that it leaves "crumbs" across the system that need to be corrected.
What Causes This
There are two causes:
Ringmasters can set the system to automatically expire memberships that are pending or suspended for "too long". (The period can be set for 7, 30 or 90 days.)
When this options is chosen and the system actually expires a membership, the membership no longer exists. However, because the system doesn't "completely clean up", it leaves "crumbs" of the membership. For example, it leaves the navbar in the navbar stack and doesn't correctly clean this up. It also leaves the link to the membership on the "View Ring Sites" page, even though the membership no longer exists. Not only that, neither the member nor the ringmaster is is performed.
Sometimes when a ringmaster deletes a webring, the system fails to "completely clean up". Even though the ringmaster deletes the webring, the system leaves the navbar on the stack. The navbar no longer actually works (because the webring no longer exists). And, the membership may still appear on the "View Ring Sites" page.
Can the Ringmaster Fix This?
Unfortunately, no. The WebRing.com system has a special utility to fix this problem. But Ringmasters don't have access to it. And, the WebRing.com "powers that be" won't do anything if a Ringmaster asks them to fix it. The only fix possible is if the ring member follows these steps.
I know that is kind of a bummer. But, right now, that is just the way it is.
Removing the error Membership
Want to Know How I Know This?
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. ««»»
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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