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Neocities and Webringo
« on: July 28, 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
Have Webringo management looked at Neocities.org?  It seems to me that webrings and Neocities websites are made for each other, except all those Neocities webmasters don't know about Webringo.  (Both Webring and Ringsurf are malfunctioning when somebody tries to register.  I think you are the last ring host fully functioning.)

Anyway, it might be worth sending an email to Neocities asking to be listed in any webmaster resource lists, if they have one.  It seems to be too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Just a thought.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 06:37:11 PM »
Thanks, I'll check it out. :)


Have Webringo management looked at Neocities.org?  It seems to me that webrings and Neocities websites are made for each other, except all those Neocities webmasters don't know about Webringo.  (Both Webring and Ringsurf are malfunctioning when somebody tries to register.  I think you are the last ring host fully functioning.)

Anyway, it might be worth sending an email to Neocities asking to be listed in any webmaster resource lists, if they have one.  It seems to be too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Just a thought.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 11:54:34 AM »
Hi Mike,

Also, I don't know if you are aware, but the Indieweb movement is discussing a "Webring revival".  Some info here: indieweb.org/webring

I added webringo.com to the list on that page.  Frankly, I think Indieweb folks are more interested in coding their own, but if they make webrings in general, popular again you might be in a good position to gain some users among people like me who don't code.

I hope you don't mind, I just thought I'd let you know about some trends.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 09:52:59 AM »
Thanks for letting me know about that, and for adding us to that page. The indieweb.org folks are more than welcome to come and set up shop here if they'd like.

I've not followed the topic or the overall web ring stuff; I run this site as a favor to some long-time users who fled Webring. I'd consider transferring the site to someone who would continue to run and maintain it, but it's a low priority for me at the moment.

Aside from the forum, the site is all custom coded. I built it as an alternative to Webring, which had gotten pretty dreadful as they made 'improvements' to it.


Hi Mike,

Also, I don't know if you are aware, but the Indieweb movement is discussing a "Webring revival".  Some info here: indieweb.org/webring

I added webringo.com to the list on that page.  Frankly, I think Indieweb folks are more interested in coding their own, but if they make webrings in general, popular again you might be in a good position to gain some users among people like me who don't code.

I hope you don't mind, I just thought I'd let you know about some trends.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 11:13:18 AM »
Wow.  Hats off to you for custom coding it and running it all these years.

Thank you for keeping this site going, I would hate for the last ringhost to disappear.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 08:28:55 PM »
Neocities sounds good, but I'm Leary of joining them because every free webhosting site has closed my account accept for one, and that is the freepages.rootsweb site. And they closed down because their system got hacked, but they brought all the pages back online.  They are the only one left that hasn't closed my free accounts down, so I'm sticking with them.  I'ts been like around 2000 that I've been with them. 
 
I like The indieweb org folks but their emoji codes don't work on my sites, and I haven't figured out a hack for the emoji  code they require in their links.  There is a hack for the emoji icons but I'm not that great a hacker, so I haven't figured it out yet.

 Now I really like this ring hub  webringo  but I'm not seeing any active ringmaster or rings where I could join.  Because no one is responding to my join requests.  I see almost no recent activity..    I would really like to see this place become active.  Webrings are a thing of the past, but I'm reviving my old retro webpages I made especially at freepages on rootsweb.  So I want to see a webring revival.  It would be nice to have this happen here.  If any one or any ringmasters see this,  I'm here to get involved in this...I'd like to see this happen.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 08:26:51 PM »
We're glad you like the site. Yes, it's mostly dormant, but we'd be glad to see it active again.

If you have any suggestions we'd certainly be open to any ideas you have. :)


Now I really like this ring hub  webringo  but I'm not seeing any active ringmaster or rings where I could join.  Because no one is responding to my join requests.  I see almost no recent activity..    I would really like to see this place become active.  Webrings are a thing of the past, but I'm reviving my old retro webpages I made especially at freepages on rootsweb.  So I want to see a webring revival.  It would be nice to have this happen here.  If any one or any ringmasters see this,  I'm here to get involved in this...I'd like to see this happen.

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Re: Neocities and Webringo
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 09:02:13 AM »
I'm looking at Neocities now! I love the idea. There's nothing wrong with static sites. I hate the way that so many "responsive" sites are actually the same, with one large header image, some text, and three round images. There's as little text as possible, because y'know, folks on't web can't actually read.

To be honest, I was thinking of closing down my webrings as no one wants to join. Everyone's gone off to facebook instead of making lovely, creative, personal sites. But I'll have a rethink now!
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