The WebRing.com System
Why Is My Site Membership Still Pending?
This page explains why your site may still be pending in the WebRing.com system, even though you have done everything right.
A common question among new members of the WebRing.com system is why their site is still "pending" in the webring.
When they go to their page, they see a "pending" placeholder instead of the webring navbar.
They are confused because they think they have done everything required and believe that their membership should be approved.
This page explains why your membership is still pending.
How Does "Pending" Become "Approved"?
One of the biggest misconceptions among new members is that somehow membership can be "earned". New members think that if they have done everything "right", that membership should "happen".
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Membership in a webring is 100%, totally, absolutely and completely up to the discretion of the ringmaster who owns the webring.
You can do everything right, apply correctly, have the right code on your page and even make an appropriate offering to the gods . . . none of that will ensure approval into a webring. None of that will ensure promptness either.
You are accepted into a webring when, and if, the ringmaster decides to let you in. It is not automatic. It is completely discretionary.
So What Should a Member Do?
If a membership application has been pending a long time, the member can write the ringmaster. If the member writes the ringmaster twice without response, or if the ringmaster email bounces, the member can also write WebRing.com support to see if the ringmaster has abandoned the webring.
If you do choose to write the ringmaster, please be polite. Ringmasters have other jobs and being rude may just encourage the ringmaster to deny your application. Remember that membership is completely discretionary.
Finally, the member may remove their pending membership from the webring.
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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