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Important Webring Changes

After a long time of trying to get a new webring setup (since the existing, off-site solution has not been usable for several years), we have decided that we will have to settle for a much simplified version, since we just don’t have the skill to code something more complex. Effective immediately, this will be the webring code used on the site, and the webring account at RingSurf will be closed as soon as any active sites that we are aware of have moved over to the new system.

We will email all sites that we still have a contact email for, to send out the new webring code and new site ID. If you have a site in the old ring and you don’t get an email, you will need to sign up again. We will also be accepting new signups.

If there are any questions, just let us know.

Important Webring Changes

This message was sent to all current members of the webring, but as many of the emails bounced, we are posting it here as well in the hopes that it will reach a few of those people.

Due to the fact that RingSurf, the software that powers the webring, has no measures in place to prevent spam submissions, we have found that we are no longer able to make use of their services.

We are therefore forced to change how the webring works, and this means that everyone who wants to remain a part of the webring will need to update the ring code that they have on their webpage.

The way this will work is as follows:

1) Everyone who wants to remain a part of the webring should email us. Please make sure to include the name of your site in the email.

2) Two weeks from now, we will send out the new ringcode to everyone who has responded. The new ring will then start functioning side-by-side with the RingSurf ring.

3) Two weeks after that, the RingSurf ring will be deleted.

If anyone has any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would also like to note that we’d love to see more ring members as soon as the switch over has been completed, so if you have a site suitable for inclusion in the ring, do get in touch with us about being setup as a member.

A Ring of Ice and Fire Makeover

The webring has received a much-needed makeover, which includes a slightly altered design, a whole new colour scheme and some new banners. Current members of the webring are encouraged to switch to the new banners, but it is by no means necessary.

The sidebar included in the new design will, over time, be introduced on all sections on Westeros. The hope is that this will improve access to various features of the site regardless of which section of the site you’re currently visiting. It is, however, a somewhat complex design that doesn’t perform well in all browsers, so if you are experiencing problems at resolutions of 800x600 or above and in modern browsers (IE 6 and upwards, Firefox/Mozilla or recent versions of Opera), please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll try our best to fix the issue.

A Ring of Ice and Fire Update

A terrific new art site, using a cartoon/animation-like style, has joined the web ring. There’s some very interesting and unique interpretations of the characters there, and some surprises.