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22, January, 2002

WebRing is now completely free from Yahoo! The last DNS changes were made yesterday, January 21, 2002.

As mentioned in the email to all ring managers a couple of weeks ago, we now have all automanagement tools running. This includes:

  • Auto Rearrange
  • Auto Expire
  • Auto Activate/Suspend
The checker is, of course, running and has been for many weeks now. Since the email, and since the last News post on December 31, there have been changes to the system, and we hope to be able to continue adding features in the coming months. The important recent ones are:
  • Addition of a global URL/U# edit screen. This is found by clicking on the U# hyperlink on the View Web sites page. It allows you to change URLs, titles, descriptions for multiple sites without it affecting the U# or the SSNB code you may have installed on these pages. This is definitely faster than editing sites individually and is the preferred method for SSNB users as it does not alter the U#. In fact, you can even change the U# in case your U# changes and no longer matches your installed SSNB code.
  • The entire View Web sites page has be refactored in an effort to clean it up. Most of the help pages have been changed to reflect this, but we're still going through and finding neede changes. The Join Stack link only appears if there are two or more U#s for a given URL. The Split Stack link has been moved to the global change screen, and the Order Stack link has been moved to the Get SSNB Code screen.
  • A new radio buttom has been added to the Join Settings page. It is a Send/No Send option to disable emails when someone submits an application to your ring. This is a convenience email for some, an annoyance for others. Take your pick.
  • You can now include a members SSNB code in the application email. Set this on the Join Settings page when you customize the application email. The TAG for this is --ssnbcode--
  • The directory now does not include rings more than a month old with fewer than 4 sites.

Abandoned rings

Following the migration from Yahoo there are a number of abandoned rings. The officially abandoned ones are "managed" by either "webring" or "abandoned". People interested in these should forward BOTH their User ID and the ring's ring ID on to support with a request. Don't email without those two things, and a minimum requirement for being considered viable ring manager is your ability to submit those two values without needing to contact support to figure them out.

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