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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

Webring Host explanations

Webrings are now hosted by multiple systems and services.

This page explains the codes I use on my pages to designate the various hosts.

These designations relate primarily to memberships in non-navbar webrings. Those are webrings outside of the WebRing.com system.

 

Previously (before 05.Oct.2000) most Webrings were hosted by Webring.org, a system begun by Sage Weil, and sold to StarSeed.

StarSeed was bought by Geocities. Then Yahoo! bought Geocities. Then on 05.Oct.2000 Yahoo! began some major changes in the system. 

In the meantime there were other Webring hosts that existed, but they were dwarfed by the original system. But, the changes caused many of the ringmasters of the Yahoo! system to either move to other hosts or to disband their webring.

Now, to help explain which service is hosting the Webrings to which I belong, I have begun annotating their names:

Yahoo!  (unconfirmed after assimilation)
 
I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. Membership in this webring has not been confirmed since that date. The Webring may still exist on Yahoo!, or may have moved to another service, or may have been discontinued.

Yahoo!  (not migrated)
 
I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. Although this webring continues to exist, the ringmaster has not associated with this webring. Thus, there is no registered ringmaster and no new sites have been added. Yahoo! WebRing has not yet deleted the webring, it but may be deleted at any time. I am retaining the page on my site pending that deletion.

Yahoo!  (abandoned)
 
I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. Although the ringmaster "associated" with this webring, it now appears that the ringmaster has abandoned this webring. Yahoo! WebRing has not yet deleted the webring, but it may be deleted at any time. I am retaining the page on my site pending that deletion.

Yahoo!  (original) 
  I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. I have since confirmed that this webring still exists on Yahoo! and appears active. My membership in this webring still features non-navbar navigation in its own webring welcome page on my site. I may have also registered for this webring for a navbar link on one of my navbar pages.

Yahoo!  (replaced by RingSurf)  
  I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. I have since confirmed that the webring still exists on Yahoo!. My membership in this webring  still features non-navbar navigation in its own webring welcome page on my site. However, this webring  on Yahoo! is closed to new membership. A replacement webring has been created on RingSurf to continue this webring.

Yahoo!  (replaced by Ringlink)  
  I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. I have since confirmed that the webring still exists on Yahoo!. My membership in this webring still features non-navbar navigation in its own webring welcome page on my site. However, this webring on Yahoo! is closed to new membership. A replacement webring has been created on a Ringlink system to continue this webring.

was Yahoo! closed 00.XXX.2000 
  I was a member of this webring on 05.Sep.2000 when Yahoo! WebRing assimilated this webring from the Original WebRing system. It shut down after that date, possibly or explicitly because of the changes; the listing remains on some of my pages without any links. The webring no longer has a webring welcome page on my site.

RingSurf   (ex Yahoo!) 
Indicates a RingSurf Webring that used to be a Yahoo! WebRing. Some entries may also show the transition date.

RingSurf  
Indicates a RingSurf Webring without reference to it's history

Ringlink   (ex Yahoo!)
Indicates a Ringlink system that used to be a Yahoo! WebRing. Some entries may also show the transition date.

Ringlink  
Indicates a Ringlink system without reference to it's history.

Bravenet   (ex Yahoo!)  
Indicates a Bravenet system that used to be a Yahoo! WebRing. Some entries may also show the transition date.

Bravenet
Indicates a Bravenet system without reference to it's history.

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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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Webrings: General Information

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Webring FAQ
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Webring Systems
 
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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.

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 chain mail graphic at the top of this page copyright 2001 by Dylon Whyte of artofchainmail.com and James S  Huggins.

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

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