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.
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:
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.
for the Web Guard Webring
Of particular interest to Web Guard is
about copyrights, art and search engines that you should check out.
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.
for the Web Guard Webring
This page discusses the dispute that creators, particularly visual artists
and musical artists, have with some of the new search engine technology
and practices. This page is of particular interest to photographers.
See the information on Leslie A. Kelly's lawsuit over search engine uses
of his photographs.
Interested in the rest of my site? I suggest you start here.
This page highlights new pages of my site as well as some pages I wish to "feature".
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 Free ezine:
This page tells about my free ezine (newsletter), where it came from, how to subscribe . . . the whole banana.
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.
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?
Guard Webring Controls
Quick Overview of This Webring Welcome Page
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
News and Announcements
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.
Activity --- While
Ringlink has not released a new version
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
--- 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,
Alt-Webring, RingSurf, Bravenet and others. If you belong to any webring in any webring service, you should join this list.
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
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: 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
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.