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Welcome to the Split Infinity Webring

TheSplit Infinity Webring links together people who support social justice, economic justice, environmental justice; people who have creative, activist content, whether it's poetry, art, essays, articles, zines, or music.

What is a Webring?

A webring is a method of linking similar sites.

If you are a websurfer, you do not need to keep backtracking to a link page or search page to find the next site of interest: starting from any one site in a ring, you can click "next" to visit another site on the same subject -- or any of the links in a standard navigation box. The same set of navigation links is found on every site in the ring, so you can't get lost.

If you are a site owner, you do not have to maintain a list of links, adding, changing, and deleting everytime your friends move their sites around the web. Once you install the standardized webring links, webring.org will maintain the record of where those links point to. The network of sites you are linked to expands more and more, and you never have to update your link page!

How Do I Surf the Webring?

The standard webring navigation links are:

Previous
takes you to the previous website in the ring. If you keep going, you will eventually get back where you started.
Next
takes you to the next website in the ring. If you keep going, you will eventually get back where you started.
List
shows you a list of all the websites in the ring (larger rings are listed in pages of 20 sites each.) This page also shows the ring description, logo, ring owner, staistics, and other information about the ring.
Random
takes you to a random site in the ring.
Home
takes you to the home page of the ring. (The small icon in the nav bar links to the ring home page, if the ring has one.)
Join
takes you to a page with instructions on becoming a ring member.

The ring may also have a link to information about the ring owner.

How Do I Join the Ring?

The criteria for membership are:

If you feel overwhelmed by all that, but you are passionate about humanity -- apply anyway. Let me see your site and talk it over with you. Let's make the world grow, even if we have to knock down a few walls. :)

RECENT CHANGES: After a brief period with the Yahoos, WEBRING IS ONCE AGAIN INDEPENDENT. You do have to sign up for an ID with Webring.com to join and manage webrings. Management of more than one webring membership is easier than ever.

If you decide to join, the next step will be filling out an application form. In the URL entry on this form, enter the page you will put the ring code on. If you want to join, fill out an information form about your site. This will build an entry in the webring directory, so that visitors can seach for your site by keyword, or read a description in the webring index list. The page address given on the form will be where webring send visitors to your site. It must be the page you will display the webring code on, or have an easily identifiable link to that page. This should be a page with specific activist content, not necessarily the front page of your site. You may find it conveninet to put all of you webrings on one page. In that case, you need links that go to your relevant content, and back -- or what's the point?

If your page address, email adress, or any other site information changes, please update your entry! The magic of webring cannot work without your help.

I will check your site and notify you if it qualifies for membership, or if it would qualify with small changes. (These are usually things like improving the loading speed or accessibility of your site, which will also improve your general traffic.) After being added, you will be in "suspended" status until you post ring navigation code, so that your site can work as a part of the webring. More detail about navigation code.

If you have added navbar code to your page once, for any webring, you do not have to add it again. The navbar for the SiFi Novel Ring, or any other new webring you join, will automagically be added to the stack.

 

The code will become active after you are added to the ring.

If you have any questions not covered here, please email me.

The Split Infinity Webring is made possible by Webring.

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