If you run a site which is largely or to a large part dedicated to A Song of Ice and Fire and/or to some other work by George R.R. Martin and would like your site to become a member of A Ring of Ice and Fire, you should start by carefully reading over this page of joining instructions.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected], but you should be able to find the answers to most questions on this page.
Prospective members of A Ring of Ice and Fire must meet a few basic requirements before joining. These are:
- Following Mr. Martin's previous words on the subject in various forums, no fan fiction must be hosted, linked to, or otherwise referenced on a member website.
- An appropriate copyright notice must be put in place, and the site must abide by copyright laws in their presentation of A Song of Ice and Fire related material (i.e., no chapters-long scans from the books placed on the website). The minimum notice should be such as the one used here: The A Song of Ice and Fire setting is Copyright © 1996-2006 George R.R. Martin.
- Member sites must provide an accessible link to Mr. Martin's official site on their site: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/.
- Member sites may not modify, replace, or otherwise change the A Ring of Ice and Fire banner image if they choose to use it. Member sites also may not modify the HTML fragment(s) beyond the indicated steps to conform with ring standards.
- The primary HTML fragment must be placed on the page with which the member site is linked to the ring so that those who explore the ring are not forced to search for the way to the next site.
Failure to meet any of these requirements will cause the rejection of the offending site's webring membership or webring membership application, as appropriate.
To apply for membership of A Ring of Ice and Fire, follow the steps listed below. Please make sure that you do exactly what they say or we will not be able to move your site from the queue to the actual webring.
- Fill out the form below. Your site will be reviewed and if it is accepted you will receive an email with your site ID and the standard Ringcode.
- If you want to use the standard HTML fragment, with the large banner image, go here and save the graphic found under the heading Option 1. You will then need to upload this graphic to your own webserver.
- Use either the partially pre-edited Ringcode from your email (all you need to edit in that is the location of the banner graphic), or go here to see the other possible Ringcodes. Then edit your chosen Ringcode as indicated and add it to the page you have submitted. Make sure to do this within a reasonable amount of time following your application, or your site will be removed from the webring again.
- Please allow for a few days delay, in case we're busy with something else, before you contact anyone to ask why you haven't recieved notice about whether your site has been accepted or declined.
- If your site is rejected, you must make the changes specified in the rejection mail or remove the Ringcode you have chosen from your webpage.