Sad but true story pt.2
(I found out the hard way that the forum character counter is wrong. This message was 2340 characters, yet it read it as more than 2400. Even after removing all generated HTML characters.)
*In a sense my problem is solved... because I signed up at HTMLgear.com through Tripod and made a post-your-own-link board... So now everyone wanting traffic to their page,or related page,can just post a link to it on the LinksBoard... no webring code to paste,no barriers to entry,etc. but I would have prefered everyone to be united by a proper webring,as was my original idea*Most of the messages I have received have been: "Sorry,this is too little too late. Other services have been put up to replace this system of uniting web pages... and do it better,and without screwing up people's web pages."*So,to conclude,while I am very annoyed that there is this condition and it may be a proven fact,and evolve from webring organisers' experience,that the current system was devised to prevent endless useless webrings being created by everyone*So I guess there's the good with the bad*A sad and almost EPIC story,since it spans many years,but true.
You could quite easily have had your own ring within minutes of being accepted to the "other" webring and still hold membership in just your webring.
You should have applied to join a ring, then created your own ring once you were accepted then removed your membership from the first one once your own ring was up and running.
I am sorry you didn't take the time "back then" to post to THIS forum, or to write any of the hundreds of people who gladly give of their personal time to assist new webringers.
I am confident that my colleagues here would have promptly responded and that such a posting would have shortened your time substantially.
Your exploration has shown you that Webrings are not for everyone.
But for those who love them, we do love them.
So . . . are you in or out?
Are you keeping your webring or not?
(If not, let us know. A wazillion people will jump in to volunteer to take it over if you no longer want it.)
Can we help in some way? Or did you just need to "get this off your chest"?
Let us know.
James S. Huggins
contact me at http://JSH.us/webringemail