When I started this thread it was in part to fuss and in part to inquire about the nature of latest adoptions. I didn't mean to start an argument or such.
My score is 11. That is as high as you can get. Yet I couldn't adopt another ring unless I paid. I suspect there is more to our profile than we are told. It would be nice if the PTB at WebRing would be honest and let those of us on the NO-ADOPT list know our standing.
When I was unemployed, I was a ring collector of sorts. It was something to do. When I got a full-time job, I let go many rings, but advertised to let them go rather than dumping them to the public. I supposed that might be a factor. The fact that I have been an open critic of webring could also be the reason.
I was supposed to transfer the ring in question to another person that fell out of contact (sudden illness) so I put it up for open adoption. I didn't count on this happening. It is a small ring and would only matter to someone interested in that ring. SO I re-applied to adopt to keep track of the adoption status.
Nothing has happened.