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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

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The August 2000 email: Text

In early August 2000, Yahoo! began sending an email to ringmasters and webring members.

The email was "signed" by the Webring Team.

For that reason, some ringmasters, including myself, began to write our members to tell what we know about all of this and to offer both some calming words and a suggestion.

This page presents the complete text of the Webring email below, on the left, without editing. My notes are on the right.

This article is part of the Wazillion Navbars Project: a project to explore and write about the Yahoo! WebRing system. For a list of these articles click here or see the section menu at the bottom of this page.

Note that the Yahoo! WebRing system no longer exists. It has been spun off to the independent WebRing.com system. The Wazillion Navbars Project has been closed. These pages are thus, no longer accurate and do not apply to the new WebRing.com system. Instead, these pages are being maintained for a "historical record".

For current information on the WebRing.com system, see my webring subsection about the WebRing.com system.

 

 

Subject: Webring Is Integrating with Yahoo!

We've been busy making changes to the Webring system, and we want to tell you all about it!

 

Big News
The current status report on the Webring homepage (http://UhOh.org/yw_aug_2000_status.htm) mentions we are making changes and improvements to the system as we integrate with Yahoo!. As many of you have been through a transition like this before, we wanted to tell you about the changes before they happen, keep our lines of communication open and give you some pointers in advance to make the move simple, fast and easy.

 



The current status report does not give any additional details.
The First Step: Get your Y! ID
Get a Yahoo! ID and password now for free access to Yahoo!Webring and all other personalized Yahoo! services. As with all other Yahoo! personal services, you'll need to sign up for a Yahoo! ID. http://edit.yahoo.com/config/
eval_register?.intl=us&new=1&.
done=http%3a//www.webring.org
&.src=wbr&partner=&promo=&.last=

 



I recommend that my members wait to obtain their Y! ID. Details are given in my email to my webring members

 

For Webring RingMasters and Members, the Y! ID will allow you to associate your rings and sites in the new system, and access all the great communication tools, service and products that Yahoo! offers. We encourage you to sign up now for your Yahoo! ID and get ready for the all the exciting things to come.

 

It may be necessary to obtain multiple Y! IDs. Or not. It is not yet clear. I recommend that my members wait until this is all worked out.

 

WebRing.com System Features
For a long time Webring RingMasters and Members have shared ideas and input with the Webring staff. We have incorporated many of your ideas into the new system. One of the most exciting, and most requested, new features is the server side navigation bar. Rings are often broken, or dysfunctional, if the navigation HTML fragment is incorrect. We've worked out a system that allows the navigation bar to be customizable yet is served from the Webring servers, minimizing complicated instructions and easy-to-make mistakes.

 



The Server Side Navigation Bar has been discussed for several months. There is some interesting discussion among the RingMaster Community as to whether it was ever "most requested".

 

Ownership of Content
We have been asked if the integration of Webring into Yahoo! will affect the ownership of the content on members' pages. We would like to assure you that it will not.

 



The ringmasters will be monitoring the Terms and Conditions to track this issue.
Don't Worry, Be Happy!
The existing Webring links and navigation will continue to function for a period of time after the transition. We encourage RingMasters to migrate to the new system and communicate with Ring Members about the move. The Webring community will receive notification of the transition, complete with instructions on where to go and what to do. We just want you to know it's coming and stay tuned....

 



Initial information is that there will be at least 18 months of transition time. Thus, there is no rush. And, until everything is worked out there is no need to obtain a Y! ID.
We always appreciate your feedback and your active participation in Webring.

 

It is not yet clear what feedback mechanism should be used.
The Webring Team

 

 
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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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The Wazillion Navbars Project

WNP Table of Contents 
 
The August 2000 email: Text 
 
  Project Overview 
 
 The August 2000 email: Advice 
 
  Yahoo! WebRing Lite 
 
  The August 2000 email: Remarks 
 
  The Jan 2001 Changes 
 
  Webring System Hosts 
 
  Descriptions 
 
  Forums and email Lists 
 
  Validation 
 
  Comments Across the Net 
 
  JavaScript 
 
 Mirrors of My Wazillion Stack  
 
  Links and Pages 
 
 Other Large Navbar Stacks  
 
  Glossary 
 
 Letters from RingMasters  
 
  Problem: Split Stack 
 
  Webrings That Moved or Closed  
 
  Problem: Navbar Graphic 
 
  Media Articles 
 
  Personal/Unofficial List of Problems 
 
  Other Yahoo! Integration  
 
  Why You Should Not Delete 
 
  Other Yahoo! Issue Sites  
 
  Why You Can't See The Navbar? 
 
  My Yahoo! WebRing Memberships 
 
  Is "Webring" a Trademark? 
 
  Help With Yahoo! WebRing  
 
  The January 1999 email: Text 
 
 

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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.

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.

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Browser and search engine improvements have eliminated the motivation/necessity for them.

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