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The WebRing.com System - - - An interlocking stack of gold rings symbolizes the system - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Webring.com System - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com
   

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?

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This is the new logo for the WebRing.com system, implemented in their changes of Oct.2006. It distinguishes this webring system from the other systems like Ringlink, RingSurf and Bravenet. See also my articles: WebRing.com Logos and Is Webring a Trademark?

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

Overview Articles

WebRing.com system OverviewWebRing.com System Overview: A general overview of the system, how it functions and how it differs from other webring systems.


For Webring Members

How to Get Your JavaScriptHow to Get Your JavaScript: A step-by-step guide to getting the JavaScript that you need for your web page.

How to Change Your Registered Email AddressHow to Change Your Registered Email Address: A step-by-step guide to changing your registered email address in the WebRing.com system.

How to Change Your Registered PageHow to Change Your Registered Page: A step-by-step guide to changing your registered page in the WebRing.com system.

How to Ensure a Navbar Always ShowsHow to ensure a Navbar Always Shows: explains the three options you can use to ensure that a particular navbar is always visible on your web page.

How to Create a Separate StackHow 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 Mix SSNB JavaScript and Native HTML NavbarsHow to Mix SSNB JavaScript and Native HTML Navbars: The WebRing.com system allows members to use both SSNB JavaScript and native HTML to code navbars for webrings. This page explains how to easily mix SSNB JavaScript and Native HTML Code on the same page.

How to Show All the NavbarsHow 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 Test Your CodeHow to Test Your Code: A step-by-step guide to testing the JavaScript or native HTML code on your web page to be sure you got it right.

How to Unsuspend (Activate) Your SiteHow to Unsuspend (Activate) Your Site: A step-by-step guide to getting the WebRing.com system to unsuspend (activate) your site after it has been suspended. 

How to Force Your Stack to RebuildHow 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.

How to Change the Order of Your Navbar StackHow to Change the Order of Your Navbar Stack: A step-by-step guide to changing the order of navbars in the navbar stack on your web page.

How to Find the "Ring ID"How to Find the "Ring ID": A step-by-step guide to finding the identifier of a webring called the "ring ID".

How to Support Non-JavaScript BrowsersHow to Support Non-JavaScript Browsers: The WebRing.com system provides support for browsers that do not support JavaScript. This page explains the issue, describes the solution that the WebRing.com system provides and explains how to use this feature.

Why Is My Site Still Pending?Why Is My Site Still Pending?: explains why a site membership may be pending, even after the member has done everything right.

What Are Those "Pending" and "Suspended" BarsWhat Are Those "Pending" and "Suspended" Bars: This article explains why you cannot see a navbar on a newly registered page until the membership is approved.  

Why Does Only One Navbar Show on My Page?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.

Invalid Code: ID/U# MismatchInvalid Code: ID/U# Mismatch: This page explains this error message from WebRing.com and provides several possibilities to identify the root cause and correct the error.

Pedro Huggins: A Critical Parody PageMSN Community Pages and YahooGroups Pages: MSN and YahooGroups don't let you put JavaScript on their pages. This article explains how to deal with this limitation.

How to Remove Duplicate NavbarsHow 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 MessagesHow 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.

How the WebRing.com System JavaScript WorksWhy 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

How to Use Your Own Graphics in the NavbarHow to Use Your Own Graphics in the Navbar: A step-by-step guide to specifying your own graphic and to using it in your navbar.

How to Customize HTML in the WebRing.com SystemHow to Customize HTML in the WebRing.com System: Identifies the common problems ringmasters have customizing HTML in the WebRing.com system and give working solutions.

Testing Email BouncesTesting email Bounces: This article explains how a ringmaster can test the email addresses of the members of his webrings.

How to Activate Your ForumHow to Activate Your Forum: A step-by-step guide to activating your Forum in the WebRing.com system.

How to Change the Thumbs-Up and Thumbs-Down CodesHow to Change the Thumbs-Up and Thumbs-Down Codes: A step-by-step guide to changing the Thumbs-Up and Thumbs-Down Pass/Fail codes that appear on the List/Hub page.

How to Change the Category of the WebringHow to Change the Category of the Webring: A step-by-step guide to changing the directory listing category for a webring.


For everyone

Why Not Featured SitesWhy Not Featured Sites: Why I do not participate in the WebRing.com Featured Sites feature.

One-Click LoginOne-Click Login: How to create an "favorites" entry in Microsoft Internet explorer, so you can login to the WebRing.com system in "one click".

Problems, Questions & SuggestionsProblems, Questions & Suggestions: My own, personal list of problems, questions and suggestions related to the WebRing.com system.


System explanations

How the WebRing.com System JavaScript WorksHow the WebRing.com System JavaScript Works: The WebRing.com system uses JavaScript to deliver stacks of navbars to member pages. This article explains how that JavaScript works and also notes common errors in using the JavaScript.

How the Automated Management System WorksHow the Automated Management System Works: The WebRing.com system provides an Automated Management System that checks pages (validates) for the JavaScript or HTML. This article explains how it works.

Adoption Score RequirementsAdoption Score Requirements: This article explains what minimum scores are required to adopt a webring and what the penalty to the score is for each adoption.

WebRing.com System GlossaryGlossary: A glossary of terms for the WebRing.com system.

Is Webring a Trademark?Is Webring a Trademark?: Presents the results of my search attempting to answer this question.

WebRing.com System LogosWebRing.com System Logos: A history of the WebRing.com system logos.


For Members of My Webrings

Why I Require SSNB JavaScriptWhy I Require SSNB JavaScript: This page explains why I require the use of SSNB JavaScript for my webrings in the WebRing.com system.

Terms of Service for My Webrings Hosted in the WebRing.com SystemTerms of Service for My Webrings Hosted in the WebRing.com System: Discloses all the terms of service for my webrings in this system.


Miscellaneous

Pedro Huggins: A Critical Parody PagePedro 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! WebRingThe 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 FAQThe 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".] 


Background Information

Text of the Webring Notice Regarding Leaving Yahoo!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 HostsWebring 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 and Email ListsForums, 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.

Linking Back to MeLinking Back to Me: As I discover other pages on the net linking to my section about the WebRing.com system, I note them here.

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 Webring News and Announcements

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WebRing.com 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.

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This is the logo for the Ringlink system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the Ringlink system.  

Ringlink Activity  ---  While Ringlink has not released a new version since Version 3.2 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 it.

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This is the logo for the World of Webrings Community. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the World of Webrings Community.  

WoW  ---  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, Ringlink , Alt-Webring, RingSurf, Bravenet and others. If you belong to any webring in any webring service, you should join this list.

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This is the logo for the RingSurf system. This logo is shown ONLY to illustrate the logo for purposes of this article. The appearance of this logo in this article does not imply any endorsement or affiliation of any kind between this site or the author and the RingSurf system.  

RingSurf 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.

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James S. Huggins is interviewed and quoted in a new Salon.com article entitled: The Strange Saga of Yahoo and Webring (05.Dec.2001)  

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 changes.

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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 - - - A chainmail web of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about webrings in general - - - This graphic is by Dylon White. Graphic copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S. Huggins

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 WebRing.com System - - - An interlocking stack of gold rings symbolizes the system - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Webring.com System - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

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.

Wazillion Navbars Project: Yahoo! WebRing - - - A stack of "ABC" blocks symbolizes stacks of "navbars" - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website about the Wazillion Navbars Project - - - Original image copyright Jeff Allen Johnson - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

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 Webrings I Belong To - - - A floating stack of rings - - - This graphic identifies pages of my website showing webrings I own and webrings I belong to - - - Original image copyright Jeff McIntosh - - - Licensed through iStockphoto.com

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.

The extra text menu links (previously here) are being removed in the site redesign.
Browser and search engine improvements have eliminated the motivation/necessity for them.

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