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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

Yahoo! WebRing Glossary

This page offers a small glossary of Yahoo! WebRing terms.

This glossary is not complete. It is missing terms.

If it is missing a term you are looking for, please email me.

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 About Other Webring Systems?

. 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?

This glossary focuses only on the Yahoo! WebRing system.

Many of these terms do not apply to the other webring systems like RingSurf, Ringlink and Bravenet.

Glossary

active a site that has been accepted into a Yahoo! WebRing and has not been suspended. An active site is displayed on the Ring List (Hub) page.

activate to change a site in a Yahoo! WebRing from suspended status to active status. This is done on the Manage Member Pages page.

broken on of three statuses assigned by the Automated Management System (AMS). Indicates a site that does not pass the Automated Management System (AMS) validation of either the JavaScript or alternative HTML. For information on how validation is performed, see my page Yahoo! WebRing Validation.

JavaScript Code the JavaScript placed on a member site to load the navbar stack at browse time. See also Navbar, Navbar Stack and Navbar Stack Shell. For a description of how the JavaScript works, see my page Yahoo! WebRing JavaScript.

top of page banner bar a colored bar at the top of each Yahoo! WebRing page. It contains white lettering to display information to identify the page. This is usually either "Yahoo Webring" for general pages or the name of the webring for webring specific pages.

Navbar a horizontal "bar" containing the webring name, optional picture, ringmaster Yahoo! ID and the links for each individual Yahoo! WebRing. See also Navbar Stack and Navbar Stack Shell.
See the graphic at Navbar Stack.

Navbar Code see JavaScript Code

Navbar Stack a stack of Yahoo! WebRing navbars, plus the Navbar Stack Shell. See also Navbar and Navbar Stack Shell.

Navbar Stack example
 
 

This navbar stack contains two Navbars: one for The ring of smiles!, and a second one for Pegasus. Note also the Navbar Stack Shell the gray border that surrounds the individual navbars as well as the entire stack.

Navbar Stack Shell the gray border that surrounds the individual navbars as well as the entire stack. The Navbar Stack Shell exists once the JavaScript is placed on the page, even if no webrings in the Yahoo! WebRing system have been approved. If there are no approved webrings in the Yahoo! WebRing system, the Navbar Stack Shell will just exist as a single narrow bar.
See also the graphic at Navbar Stack.

Navbar Stack Shell example
 
 

This navbar stack contains no navbars. Only the shell displays.

ring ID a code of up to 16 characters that identifies a webring. For example, consider the following URL. This URL is for the list page of RingMasters Disappointed with Yahoo! WebRing. Note in this URL that it says "ring=ringmastersdisap". The webring ID is "ringmastersdisap". The webring ID is usually the name of the webring. If too long, it is truncated. If it would create a duplicate, Yahoo! WebRing adds a number to make the ID unique.

http://nav.webring.yahoo.com/hub?ring=ringmastersdisap&list

Server Side Navigation Bar Yahoo! WebRing's name for the navigation code delivered at browse time by the JavaScript.

site ID a numeric code that identifies a particular site. For example, consider the following URL. This URL is the link to go from the RingMasters Disappointed with Yahoo! WebRing navbar on my site to the Ring List (Hub) page. The webring ID is "ringmastersdisap". Note that right after the webring ID the URL says "id=1". This identifies the site. The site ID is "1". Every site in a Yahoo! WebRing is assigned a unique numeric site ID.

http://nav.webring.yahoo.com/hub?ring=ringmastersdisap&id=1&hub

SSNB abbreviation for Server Side Navigation Bar

suspend to change a site in a Yahoo! WebRing from active status to suspended status. This is done on the Manage Member Pages page.

suspended a site that has been accepted into a Yahoo! WebRing but which is no longer "active". A suspended site is not displayed on the Ring List (Hub) page.

unknown one of three statuses assigned by the Automated Management System (AMS). Indicates that the AMS is unable to determine whether the JavaScript or alternative HTML is working or broken. For information on how validation is performed, see my page Yahoo! WebRing Validation.

working on of three statuses assigned by the Automated Management System (AMS). Indicates a site that passes the Automated Management System (AMS) validation of either the JavaScript or alternative HTML. For information on how validation is performed, see my page Yahoo! WebRing Validation.

 

 
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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.

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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