1. "What does it mean to 'Migrate my
Site' with a 'WebRing ID'
In a statement from WebRing:
WebRing is no longer a part of the Yahoo! network. What this means to you: You MUST request to have your existing ring and/or site data transferred (migrate) to the new WebRing servers. If you would like to keep your membership in this ring, you must request WebRing to have it transferred by following the link to Transfer my existing ring information to the new WebRing servers.
Please note, your ring/site WILL NOT be transferred automatically, you must follow the link above and complete the transfer process. Sites not transferred will be lost once the migration period is over.
Questions about WebRing and the migration from YAHOO! Webring into WebRing.com can be best answered by visiting this link.
If you are new to webrings all together, and need a WebRing ID, you can sign up here.
If you already have a WebRing ID, you can log into the system here.
2. "I have been a member of this ring
for a long time,
You MUST request to have your existing ring and/or site data transferred to the new WebRing servers. If you would like to keep your membership in this ring, you must request WebRing to have it transferred by following the link to Transfer my existing ring information to the new WebRing servers or else you will not be able to find your site listed in the ring. You can do that here.
If this still does not solve your problem, you site might have been deleted from the ring during a "house cleaning." House cleanings are when a request is sent to members of the ring by the RingMaster to check the sites that webring fragment points to from their site. For example: next, previous, random, etc. You may rejoin the ring again. Once you are at this page, follow the instructions for joining the ring.
3. "I want to use the Creative-Women webring code and fragment on my site and not the WebRing navigation bar - but the WebRing navigation bar shows up anyway --- what can I do to get rid of it?"
The code that WebRing gives you for the SSNB (server side navigation bar) is a small piece of JAVA SCRIPT. If you don't want to use the navigation bar on your site --- do not place the JAVA SCRIPT on your site --- instead use the Creative-Women custom ring code.
If you are already participating in other webrings - and already have the YAHOO! navigation bar on your site for those rings, when you are added to the Creative-Women.com ring, the code will automatically be added to the navigation bar listings with the other rings. There is nothing you can do to remove it other than to remove the navigation bar form your page all-together and use the html version of each ring's code instead.
If you don't wish to use the SSNB, there is a way to get and add html codes for rings you want to join, that don't have a "special" webring code at their sites. By using the html code instead of the SSNB, you will have control over where and how your webrings look on your site.
Go into Webring, and list your rings that you belong to. Click on one and when you get to the ring, click "Get Navigation Bar". You'll be taken to a page that contains the SSNB code. DON'T COPY THIS! You have to look very closely at the bottom of the page where the SSNB code comes up and you'll see another link for html code. Click on that link and it will take you to an html version of the webring code. Copy and paste that code to your webring page. It will look just like the SSNB navigation bar after you upload it to the web.
Using this method lets you choose to use either the Webring code OR a custom webring setup from different sites.
*** BUT ***
...be aware that if you choose this method of adding codes, you must get and paste in the code for any webring you belong to! Since it is NOT a Java server code, new rings you join will NOT show up automatically! You'll need to go to each ring you are in and get the html code from each rings member area, because once you delete the SSNB code, they will not show on your webring page.
For those of you who are pretty comfortable adding html code, this is a nice alternative to those wishing to have a variety of different options in how the ring table looks, images and image sizes, and so on. It's a tad tedious and time consuming, but those who were around prior to Yahoo! taking over the webrings know how cool some of those custom rings sets were! (and can be again now!)
If you're not comfortable with adding codes, then use the SSNB until such time that you think you can tackle a lot of cutting and pasting into an html editor to get the custom codes and webring codes onto your site.
4. "I need to find out my RING ID number
for the ring I am in,
Go to the page on your
site that has the webring fragment on it. Hold your mouse under the link
that says NEXT. See the URL? It will look something like this:
Where I have substituted YOUR-SITE ID NUMBER WILL BE HERE - is your site ID number! So for example, if your site ID number is 667, the URL would look like this:
In the event that you do not have the fragment on your site at all and you do not have the site ID number that was issued to you when you first joined the ring, chances are that you were removed from the ring during recent house cleanings by myself. In that case, if you would like to participate in the ring, you will have to join the ring again. You will be issued a new site ID number - and you'll be starting over again fresh.
5. "I need to change information in my WebRing profile, how do I do that?"
All of your information regarding your site within the webring may be found and edited at WebRing. We have nothing to do with issuing you a username or password to access your information. You must have a WebRing ID to be a part of any webring. All of the tools you need to accomplish this are explained on this page. Go to Webring and log in to the system. You will be shown a list of your rings. Click on the ring you want to edit and follow the instructions.
6. "I dropped out of the ring and I am still receiving mail from the ring."
When you join a webring, you do so voluntarily. In the same respect, unless your site has been dropped or removed for ring violations, when you want to leave the ring - YOU and YOU ALONE are responsible for removing yourself from the ring. Unless you formally remove yourself from the ring at WebRing, you are still listed as an active site. Creative-Women.com will NOT remove your site from the WebRing—it is YOUR responsibility.
7. "I want to leave the ring, how do I do this."
When you join a webring, you do so voluntarily. In the same respect, unless your site has been dropped or removed for ring violations, when you want to leave the ring - YOU and YOU ALONE are responsible for removing yourself from the ring. Unless you formally remove yourself from the ring at WebRing, you are still listed as an active site. Even if you are leaving the ring - you still need to associate yourself with a WebRing ID to do it. Creative-Women.com will NOT remove your site from the WebRing—it is YOUR responsibility.
8. "I'm using AOL and the webring fragment blows apart on my page and looks nothing like what it is supposed to"
If you are using AOL, and are having trouble with the code on your pages or having trouble with downloading graphics, please CONSULT AOL'S HELP PAGES - or write to AOL directly. We cannot possibly address all of the work-arounds that AOL users must endure to place codes on their sites - nor can we explain why AOL's "html editor" blows apart and all but destroys codes for webrings. Please contact AOL directly about this. Use a quality html editor to ensure proper placement of webring codes into your website page.
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