The Writers Webring Resource Page
WRITERS@MITVMA.MIT.EDU is an email writing workshop list where you can find: Subs, critiques, technical discussion, publication & contest info, interactive story lines, chat, philosophy, jokes, Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal surveys -- and anything else. Writers rampant!
The Writers Ring was begun by Sarah Mankowski in September 1998, to link the websites of members of the WRITERS email workshop list.
In September 2000, Yahoo reorganized Webring. Sarah turned the Writers Ring over to Anitra and moved on to set up a new resource site for writers and readers at Homestead.
This is the new Writers Ring homepage, covering:
A webring is a way of linking similar sites without depending on manual link lists. Once a site is registered with a webring, it is automatically linked to all other sites in the ring without needing to periodically verify whether anyone has moved, been added, or dropped out. The webring software tracks all of that. All that you, as an individual site owner, need to do to make sure the Webring Magic works is to make sure that your site information is kept current, and to post a small set of standard webring navigation links on your site.
The Writers Ring is intended primarily to link and promote quality sites created by members of the WRITERS email list. It is also intended as a resource for the members; therefore high-quality sites with valuable literary resources are welcome to apply even if the site owner is not subscribed to the WRITERS list.
Former members of the list are also welcome, and you will not be deleted from the ring if you unsubscribe from WRITERS. Your eligibility for the ring also does not depend on how active or popular you are on the list.
What I do require:
You've browsed the ring, checked your site against the webring criteria, and you want to apply. Great!
The next step is to fill out an application form.
I will let you know within two weeks if you have been approved to join the ring, or I will write to you to let you know what problems need to be fixed before I can approve your application. If you do not hear from me within two weeks, feel free to nudge me.
The Yahoo navigation bar is a handy gadget. Like a lot of other high tech, though, it isn't useable in all older browsers. It is also hard to use by some individuals, like those who are sight-challenged. For the purposes of accessibility, then, I also ask that all webring members, after being accepted, also post HTML navigation code for the webring. There are several options, from a minimum text link to the ring hub, to a full navigation table with your choice of graphics. Webring navigation code and graphics.
There is only one more thing you need to do to keep the Webring Magic working: maintain your own site listing. If your email address, site address or description, or the location where you' ve put the webring code changes, update your record at Yahoo!Webring. The Webring software cannot go find you, and neither can I. If your site cannot be found, or the navigation code can't be found on your site, you will be suspended from active membership until the problem is fixed. If I can't contact you about the problem, or you don't answer my contact, your site will be deleted from the ring.
Besides keeping your own listing current, you can help the ring in other ways:
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Updated November 21, 2002