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Important Notice

This page represents my membership in a webring that existed before Yahoo! WebRing assimilated the Original WebRing system and before it then spun it off to the WebRing.com system. Read below to learn about the Yahoo! WebRing assimilation and the WebRing.com spin off.





 This webring was previously a part of the Original WebRing system and is now a part of the WebRing.com system.

I belonged to this webring before Yahoo! assimilated the Original WebRing system on 05.Sep.2000.

 Following the assimilation on that day, many webrings were either abandoned or moved to an alternative host like Ringlink or RingSurf. This webring may have been one of them and may not even exist any more.

Then, on 12.Oct.2001, Yahoo! announced that it would no longer operate the Yahoo! WebRing system, and spun it off to operate separately from Yahoo! as the WebRing.com system.

See The end of Yahoo! WebRing for the latest information.

Once again, many webrings were abandoned or moved to an alternative host like Ringlink or RingSurf.

If the webring was not been and was not moved, there is an additional obstacle. Because Yahoo! could not convey "personal information" to WebRing.com without individual permission, each individual needed to "migrate" their own Yahoo! WebRing membership to the WebRing.com system.

While I did not migrate this particular membership, the WebRing.com system did not terminate this, or other unmigrated memberships.

I will be removing this page from my site.

If this webring still exists in the WebRing.com system, I will rejoin using my WebRing.com system ID (Wazillions_Of_Ugly_Navbars) and will host membership on one of my navbar pages for the WebRing.com system.

To find out more about the WebRing.com system, visit this special section of my site:

  WebRing.com Help





Welcome to James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

Welcome to my website. I hope that you enjoy your visit here. You are entering through a welcome page dedicated to my membership in this webring.

See the bottom of this page for an overview of how this welcome page works. And if you want to know why some of my pages say webring (no caps) and others say WebRing (with two caps), see my Webring FAQ Page.

Comments for the Don't Steal Bandwidth Webring

I belong to several organizations related to "bandwidth theft" and "copyright" issues.

The easiest way to find out about them is to check my "Memberships" page.

Also you may wish to check out my pages about the controversy surrounding graphic search engines.

After you check out these particular topics, you might like to explore the rest of my site (and get to know me better).  I recommend that you start with my "Home" Page. From there the "Front Door" will provide some highlights of the site, information on my navigation scheme and a bevy of graphics for the organizations I belong to and support. Then "Stuff About Me" will provide more info about me than you could possibly want. (I've included all these links in the link list below.)

From there, I'd suggest just exploring the various parts of the site as suits your interests.

Pages for the Don't Steal Bandwidth Webring

MembershipsMemberships: Information about all the organizations I belong to, including their logos, their history and purpose, and a link to their home pages. (Memberships)

Search Engine DisputesSearch engine Disputes: This page discusses the dispute that creators, particularly visual artists and musical artists, have with some of the new search engine technology and practices. See especially the information on Leslie A. Kelly's lawsuit over search engine uses of his photographs. (SearchenginEDisputes)

Home PageHome Page: Interested in the rest of my site? I suggest you start here.

Front DoorFront Door: This page highlights new pages of my site as well as some pages I wish to "feature".

James S. Huggins, Pforessional Speaker on Technology, Ecommerce and EbusinessStuff About Me: This section is the blatant, self-promotion section. It contains my biography and resume as well as information on my future speaking schedule and previous speaking engagements. It also contains complete contact information for me.

All About Snippets, My EzineAll About Snippets, My Free ezine: This page tells about my free ezine (newsletter), where it came from, how to subscribe . . . the whole banana.

Site TipsSite Map: Tips on navigating the site, explanations of the red arrows in front of the links, a discussion of the overall site structure, brief principles on the use of animation and some great humorous gifs. 

Webring FAQWebring FAQ:  What is a webring? Is it webring (one word) or web ring (two words)? Is it webring (no caps), Webring (initial cap) or WebRing (double caps)? How many webring systems are there? How do webrings work? Why would someone want to join a webring? How does someone join a webring? How does someone create a webring?  

Don't Steal Bandwidth Webring Controls


Quick Overview of This Webring Welcome Page

  1. The links on this page launch new windows and keep this window intact to make it easiest to explore my site and then return to this webring.
  2. If you close this window, click the "Webrings" button on any page. You will go to the webrings section on my site. From there you can return to this webring welcome page. You can also go to the webring welcome page for any webring on my site.
  3. The site links on this page are just a select few, from the hundreds on this site, that might be of particular interest to visitors from this webring. For a complete look at my site, start with the Home Page.
  4. Find out more about webring welcome page s by clicking on this link. It will tell you why visitors suggested I use them and how they help both you, the visitor, and the entire webring movement.

It is my personal hope that you enjoy your visit here. If there is anything I can do to improve your experience, please let me know.


 Webring News and Announcements


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This page created:
Fri, 25.Oct.2002

Last updated:
21:06, Thu, 01.May.2014

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This particlar page HAS NOT yet been rewritten.

Click here for more information on the rewrite, including examples of the new database for link lists and the graphic-link-symbols.

Please email me about any errors you detect or questions/suggestions you may have.

 Explanation of the rewrite: New Page Layout.
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 Want to email me? I'd love to hear from you.
 I have begun tutoring in the Clear Lake, Texas area.
 For the pending Clear Creek High School reunion: WildcatsLX.com

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