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Ringmaster Home Pages - 02/26/2006
In their posting at;did=105 writes ...

"As of 2/26/06 we are implementing a new restriction on Ring Adoptions. It is totally absurd how "managers" have abused the concept of a Ring of topically related web sites. The two sites new managers MAY NOT submit to a Ring they take over management for are:
1. A "here's my homepage" site. If the homepage is not highly focused on the topic of the Ring, NOT the interests of the page owner, then it does NOT belong in the Ring."

One possible reason RMs may do this is that it is not possible for an RM to transfer a webring to another RM, unless the second RM is a MEMBER.

This could be changed.

Another possible reason RMs may do this is to have their page shown at the top of the Hub/List page as the Ringmasters site. It seems currently not possible to achieve this without joining the webring.

But ... this also could be changed.

Some system changes could allow a Ringmaster a way to have his/her site referenced on the home/hub page without actually placing his/her page into the webring.

For example, the Ring HomePage URL specified on the Global Settings page could be used for this. It could create a link on the Hub/List page. on the same "line" as the current links to the Ringmaster Profile page and Ringmaster's site, perhaps labeled "Ring Home Page".

This could allow Ringmasters to list their Ring Home Page without having to have that page as an actual member of the webring.

And, for those Ringmasters who desired it, they could have (a) a member page and (b) a separate home page.

James S. Huggins

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Replied - 02/26/2006
Also, the ringmaster's home page could just have links to the hub page without having the navbar displaying on the page.

The problem as I see it is that webring wants more managers, but most people out there don't want all of this responsibility. Besides, if you get single ring mangers, these managers often do not check in weekly and webring doesn't like that either. Many out there also do something for a while, then move on.

The system has a few problems, but as it is, it is doing better.

JMHO more to come


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