The WebRing.com System
Section Home Page
This is the "home page" for the section of my website that deals with the WebRing.com system. The WebRing.com system was created on 12.Oct.2001 when Yahoo! "spun off" the Yahoo! WebRing system and got out of the webring business.
This section offers extensive help for both RingMasters and Ring Members in the WebRing.com system, It also holds all my navbars for my memberships in webrings in the WebRing.com system.
What is this all about?
In September 2000 Yahoo! made many changes to what had been the Original WebRing system. It became Yahoo! WebRing.
Many of us believed that the changes were detrimental to the system and disrespectful of both the ringmasters and webring members.
As a result of those changes I began The Wazillion Navbars Project.
That project sought to join a wazillion webrings in the Yahoo! WebRing system and to host a wazillion navbars both to express my feelings and to test the new system. As a part of this project I also assembled a major web resource about the Yahoo! WebRing system.
Then, about one year later, on 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! announced that it would no longer operate the Yahoo! WebRing system. The system was "spun off" and will operate separately from Yahoo!.
I "retired" The Wazillion Navbars Project (though I keep the pages for "posterity") I then created this new section of my website to address this WebRing.com system and to discuss these changes.
What is in this section?
each of the links below will take you to a page of this section on the WebRing.com system. In addition, at the bottom of each of these pages is another mini-menu of all the pages to make it easy for you to get around this section.
My Articles About the WebRing.com System
For Webring Members
How to Create a Separate Stack: explains how to create a separate stack (for example, to put the navbar for a particular webring into a separate stack so it will always show, or to have two stacks on the same page). ««»»
How to Show All the Navbars: This article points to the WebRing.com explanation of how to show all the navbars in a navbar stack. It also provides examples of how to use the WebRing.com instructions and offers additional help if needed. ««»»
How to Force Your Stack to Rebuild: Sometimes your stack will show old navbars and pending or suspended bars, instead of the correct navbar you expect. This happens when the stack has not "rebuilt". This page gives a step-by-step guide to forcing your stack to rebuild. ««»»
Why Does Only One Navbar Show on My Page?: This article explains the Single Navbar option (introduced on 23.Jul.2002). This option causes only one navbar to display on a page. This article describes how it works and gives specific instructions on how to use it. It also links to my article on how to display the entire stack. ««»»
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. ««»»
Why Can't I See the Navbar: This article explains why you cannot see a navbar on a newly registered page until the membership is approved. ««»» [NB: This article is no longer accurate and remains only for historical reasons. For more current information, see the article on "Pending" and "Suspended" Bars. See also the article titled "Why Does Only One Navbar Show on My Page?"]
For Webring Managers
For Members of My Webrings
Terms of Service for My Webrings Hosted in the WebRing.com System: Discloses all the terms of service for my webrings in this system. ««»»
Pedro Huggins: A Critical Parody Page: Not everyone likes my efforts regarding webrings. Pedro Huggins (not his real name) has created a page to parody my site. I kind of like it and thought I'd acknowledge it and talk about it just a bit. ««»»
Older Articles About the end of Yahoo! WebRing
The end of Yahoo! WebRing: Discusses the end of the Yahoo! WebRing system and its transformation into the WebRing.com system. [NB: This page has been largely superseded by other more recent pages on the site. It is included for the "historical record".] ««»»
The end of Yahoo! WebRing FAQ: A list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the end of the Yahoo! WebRing system and its transformation into the WebRing.com system. [NB: This page has been largely superseded by other more recent pages on the site. It is included for the "historical record".] ««»»
Text of the Webring Notice Regarding Leaving Yahoo!: This is the text of the email notice sent on 12.Oct.2001 regarding Yahoo's exit from the webring business and the transition to the WebRing.com system. ««»»
More Reference Information
Webring System Hosts: The WebRing.com system is not the only webring host. However, until The Assimilation of the Original WebRing by Yahoo! WebRing, the other hosts were mostly unknown. That changed. ««»»
Forums, email Lists and Other Resources: A compendium of the various forums and email lists relevant to the WebRing.com system and also to the alternative webring systems. It also links to other resource sites. ««»»
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 WebRing.com System
This subsection includes specific information about the WebRing.com system.
While not the only webring system on the net, it is the best known and the most used. I own many webrings in this system and belong to many webrings in this system. (I also own and belong to many webrings in other systems as well.) 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.
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