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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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Comments Across the Net

This section of my website holds my reference information about the old Yahoo! WebRing system. The Yahoo! WebRing system no longer exists. On 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! announced that it was leaving the webring business. The Yahoo! WebRing system was "spun off" and new operates as the WebRing.com system. See my section on the WebRing.com system for the latest information.

This page provides links to some of the various essays, comments, poems and parodies that sprung up across the net in response to the Yahoo! WebRing assimilation of the Original WebRing system.

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.

 

What caused all of this?

. This is the WebRing.com system logo as of Oct.2006. 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 WebRing.com system.
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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?

Back on 05.Sep.2000, Yahoo! WebRing did away with the Original WebRing system. It replaced it with Yahoo! WebRing.

We had known it was coming for about a month. We were poised and waiting. And as the system went live, hundreds of RingMasters hopped on to the system to check it out.

It didn't take long.

We were immediately disappointed.

In the days, weeks and months that followed, many tried to offer help and suggestions. It became quickly obvious that such assistance was for naught. Yahoo! is a closed environment that does not react well to outside criticisms.

One of the fallouts of all of this was a plethora of essays, commentary, poems, songs and parodies that emerged.

This page tries to note some of them.

If you would like to suggest others, please email me.


Comments Across the Net

The Little Navbar SongThe Little Navbar Song: Inspired by the 1962 song Little Boxes , this creation lampoons the Yahoo! WebRing navbars because "they all look just the same". And, it includes a reference to me. See that line where it says "James gets a wazillion navbars"? I'm that James. [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.]      This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

Parody NavbarsParody Navbars: No, they aren't real. The system won't permit these kinds of colors and designs. But they are still wonderful.   [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.]  This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

Y BorgY Borg: A brilliant parody of Borg coupled with an elegant prayer and a dynamite graphic. What could be better. [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.]   This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

Just for JamesJust for James: The home page of the Just for James Webring. Created by Amena, I am honored by this webring and this page. The page also features a mirror of my Wazillion Navbars stack. 

Banned for Asking QuestionsBanned for Asking Questions: This page by Curt e. Angeledes includes some parody graphics, some parody navbars and a reference to my Wazillion Navbars Project. 

My Decision With Respect to Yahoo!My Decision With Respect to Yahoo!: In this essay, Richard Lowe, explains the difference between the Original WebRing and the Yahoo! WebRing and why he is leaving. Richard creates an effective analogy with California freeways and the communities along them. 

Another Victim of Y! Hooliganism ScreamsAnother Victim of Y! Hooliganism Screams: The ringmaster of the Schoolhouse Webrings expresses her frustration and disappointment with the action and inaction of Yahoo! and Yahoo! WebRing. The page also includes a feature to highlight webrings that have been "killed" or "wounded" along with the new location of "survivors". [N. B.: This is an archive of a prior version the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. See below for the "current" version of the page.] 

Current Version of the PageCurrent Version of the Page 

Abnormal Y!Webring Occurrences Beyond Time or ReasonAbnormal Y!Webring Occurrences Beyond Time or Reason: A great collection of protest Yahoo! WebRings and links.  ( ringlink.netfirms.com/Test_Bed.html )

Gun Owners Alliance Webring Message of 24 Sep 2000Pamster's Anti Yahoo! WebRing Page: A ringmaster, and frequent poster in the ringmaster community, she explains her views on the changes.  [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.]   This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

DisenchantedDisenchanted: Another protest page, also kindly referencing my efforts.  [N. B.: This is an archive of a prior version the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. See below for the "current" version of the page.] 

Current Version of the PageCurrent Version of the Page  

ForgingHammersForgingHammers: Includes two visual pages showing how the navbars do not work in some visual environments.  [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.]   This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

Science Humor Webring --- Effects of Integration of Webring with YahooScience Humor Webring effects of Integration of Webring with Yahoo: This page describes Joachim Verhagen's experience with the changes.   This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

How Yahoo Killed the WebringHow Yahoo Killed the Webring: A short, sweet protest page by Mark Urbin.   This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

Joske Backer's Yahoo Protest PageJoske Backer's Yahoo Protest Page: Her page tells her story of the problems she had migrating to the new Yahoo! WebRing navbar.  [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.] 

Joining a Yahoo! WebRingJoining a Yahoo! WebRing: Joske Backer's step-by-step guide.  [N. B.: This is an archive of the actual page which is no longer available. The archive is hosted by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.] 

Holidays4Fun's Memorial of Webring.orgPissed Off with Y!Webring: The home page for this webring and an impressive list of links to resources.  ( stardust.netfirms.com/Pissedoff.html )  This site links back to my Yahoo! WebRing pages from this page.

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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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