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From:  Caroline Readman
Date:  Fri Jan 22, 1999  7:14 pm
Subject:  SignWriting Webring =)

Hi Everyone!

Just to let you know, the SignWriting Webring is now available!

What is a Webring

The Webring is a totally free service offered to the Internet community.
Webring are a quickly growing community of homepages from all over the World
who are committed to creating a new kind of Web community.

The Webring provides the Internet community with a different way to organize
content on the World Wide Web. (After all, endless pages of links and search
engine results are only so interesting.) The Webring is a way to group
together sites with similar content such as SignWriting (or any pages at all,
if one so desires) by linking them together in a circular fashion: a ring.

How does a Webring Work

The idea is that once you are at one site in the "ring," you can click on a
"Next" or "Previous" link to go to the next site in the ring and--if you do it
long enough--end up where you started.

Obviously, this is something that anyone simply by getting together with a few
other people and having each person add a link to their page pointing to the
next person in the loop. However, when somebody wants to join the ring,
someone has to edit their page to point to the new page and--when the ring
gets big enough--it becomes more and more difficult to keep the ring "intact"
when pages go down.

The Webring provides a solution to all of these problems, as well as numerous
enhancements. When you join a Webring, the HTML code on your homepage never
changes. Links point to a special CGI script at that will send
people to the next (or previous) site in the ring. Because the central ring
database is located in one location, sites can be added and removed quickly
and easily, and because the Webring CGI allows you go continue past sites that
are unreachable, you will always be able to continue around the loop.

The Webring will do quite a few tricks, actually. People can travel a ring in
either direction, either jumping to (or skipping) the next site or previous
site, list the next five sites in the ring, jump to a random site in the ring,
or simply get a list of all pages in the loop. Furthermore, the Webring system
supports the operation an virtually unlimited number of separate and distinct
rings, allowing the creation of hundreds--even thousands--of different
"communities" on the web. And, best of all, the Webring is entirely free!

SignWriting Webring is Now Available at:

SignWriting Webring Master is Caroline Readman ( or
). I'm responsible to maintain the SignWriting Webrings to
add, modify, delete, organized webring links, etc. Please note: Valerie
Sutton will NOT be handling the webring, so if you have any questions
regarding the webring, please contact Caroline Readman at the above e-address.

When you join the SignWriting Webring and submit it, the information you have
entered will be located in the Queue at site, a holding area,
until the RingMaster visit your site, make sure the HTML coding and graphics
are located at your website with the correct number assigned to you. site should contact the RingMaster (but not always) to notify a
new member is waiting in the Queue, and take appropriate action for an
approval to join the list. Within a week, if you haven't been added to the
SignWriting Webring, please contact me directly.

I'm looking forward receiving your request to join the SignWriting Webring!

Caroline Readman =)

SignWriting Network

  Replies Author Date
935 Re: SignWriting Webring =) Valerie Sutton Sat  1/23/1999

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