Re: Webring now totally useless?

by "Brandon Coughlin" <bcoughlin(at)>

 Date:  Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:35:09 -0800
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  afpwebworks
  todo: View Thread, Original

<--start personal opinion-->

I think the WebRing has lost it's "novelty" that it had in the early days.
It seems now that everybody has a webring for anything under the sun.

<--end personal opinion-->

I have a friend that was part of a webring, and had happen the same thing
you describe here.  You need to go in and find the webring that you are the
member of, and grab the new code.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Kear" <mkear(at)>
To: <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 6:33 AM
Subject: Webring now totally useless?

Have other webmasters found this or is it just me ....

Since the ownership of the webring organization changed from Yahoo,  it's
become totally worthless.  Users can no longer move from one site to another
on a ring, they have to log into and then fill out forms etc to
get registered, then find the ring you're on (if they still remember) and
then find your site, and then click on the next site in the list.

Is it just me or do others also think this is a total waste of time and
there's no point in supporting it?    Does anyone use the webring thing any
( Examples:   See the
webring box at the bottom of the home page on each site.)

Mike Kear
Windsor, NSW, Australia
AFP WebWorks

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