Webring Home Page
Welcome to my website. I hope that you enjoy your visit here.
This page is the Home Page for some webrings I own in the WebRing.com system.
Other Information on this Webring Page
In addition to the information about these particular webrings, this page also provides links to my extensive reference sections about webrings. I have a section about the WebRing.com system and I also have another section about webrings in general.
You can get to these sections from the links across the top of this page.
You can also get to these sections from the links to the right, under the logo.
And, you can get to these sections from the information at the bottom of this page.
What Is a WebRing.com System Webring?
The WebRing.com system is the largest and most prominent brand of webring system. It is the direct descendent of the Original WebRing created by Sage Weil.
First owned by Starseed, then by Geocities, it was acquired by Yahoo!. In September 2000, Yahoo! assimilated the Original WebRing and replaced it with Yahoo! WebRing. Then on 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! spun off the system to create the WebRing.com system as an independent webring host.
For an extensive list of resources, including more history of the concept of webrings and lots more information about the WebRing.com system, see my section on the WebRing.com system.
What are These Webrings?
The webrings shown on this page are webrings in the WebRing.com system that I own and run.
Some are WebRing.com system webrings that I have "adopted". These were webrings that someone else created and, eventually, offered to me to adopt as the new Ringmaster.
Others are webrings that I began.
I run all of them under the WebRing.com User ID of JLIILJ.
What About "Other" Webrings?
In addition to webrings on the WebRing.com system (formerly the Yahoo! WebRing system), I also operate webrings on other webring systems like Rinklink, RingSurf and Bravenet. For a complete list of the webrings I own, go to this page: Webrings I Run.
What Is This Page?
Some of my Yahoo! WebRings have their own dedicated home page. For example, see RingMasters Disappointed With Yahoo! WebRing. It has a dedicated home page here.
But others do not have a dedicated home page. They share this page as their home page.
Special Links for These
Load Time for Full Stacks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Webring Sections and Subsections
The Webring Section is a large section of my website. I have divided it into four major "subsections".
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: 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.
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.
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 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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