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  • Christopher Baker
    [a quarterly information repost for newcomers and old-timers. C.B.] For those of you who are the webmasters for your local or other Barbershop-related web
    Message 1 of 35 , Feb 1, 2007
      [a quarterly information repost for newcomers and old-timers. C.B.]

      For those of you who are the webmasters for your local or other
      Barbershop-related web sites, only about 189 of you know about the
      Barbershop Harmony Webring. And of those 189 sites currently
      connected, about half of them don't have any direct control over
      their site listings within the Ring because they either failed to
      migrate their sites to the new webring system when it was un-Yahooed
      in 2001 or whoever signed their site up originally can't be found or
      lost the password to access their Ring info.

      If you're wondering what a webring is, you can visit:

      http://www.webring.com

      and find out but in a nutshell, a webring is a virtual circle in
      cyberspace with like-themed web sites along the circumference of that
      circle. Somebody goes to Gotcha's web site, for example, and there
      they see the BBS Harmony webring link. They have the option of going
      to the Ring Hub at:

      http://o.webring.com/hub?ring=bbshop

      or they can use the Next or Previous or Random buttons to go to the
      Next, the Previous, or a Randomly selected site along the ring,
      relative to the site they started from [in this case, Gotcha!'s,
      which has been suspended for missing code].

      Clear? Well, it isn't really that complicated. If you start on any
      site in the webring and keep hitting the Next button on each site you
      go to after hitting Next, you will eventually come back to where you
      started [on the BBS Harmony Ring, this will take 189 Next clicks].

      That technical info aside, the purpose of this message is to:

      1. Invite all webmasters to join the Ring and thus promote their site;

      2. Invite all Barbershoppers to surf the BBS Harmony Ring;

      3. Advise existing webmasters to check their site info for accuracy;

      4. Notify webmasters without User IDs associated with their sites on
      the Ring to visit www.webring.com to establish one and then to email
      that User ID to me via the Ringmaster link on the BBS Harmony Hub
      page [or directly via this email address] so they can regain access
      to their site information for updates, corrections, or changes.

      There is also a Message Forum associated with the BBS Harmony ring
      which can be used for anything related to Barbershop. The Ring and
      Forum are NOT organization-specific. Any Barbershopper or
      Barbershop-related site is welcome to join the Ring or the Forum.

      There is no cost for this service. It is provided as a service by the
      owners of webring.com. The Barbershop Harmony Ring has existed since
      December of 1996 and was started by the Cascade Chorus in Oregon. The
      originators lost track of the Ring and its operation several years
      later when it was purchased from its creator [Sage Weil] by Yahoo.
      Yahoo gave it up a couple years ago and the BBS Ring was an orphan
      when webring.com was restarted under its current administration. I
      adopted the BBS Ring [I've run several rings for years] because it
      wasn't working or accepting new listings and got it running again.
      Cleaning it up has taken awhile and the last process is to get the
      unassociated sites reassociated with the webmasters of the sites
      lacking User IDs.

      So, now's the time to catch up and check in. Vocal Majority must
      have a web site? even the Barbershop Harmony Society, and Sweet
      Adelines International? There are alot of choruses, quartets,
      Districts, and other Barbershop organizations that aren't listed, yet.

      It doesn't cost anything or add to your spam load. File attachments
      are not permitted so you don't have to worry about any viruses
      sneaking through this list. You can use HTML code or SSNB [java
      based] links on your pages, whichever best fits your site's
      character. It's simple, painless and very useful. There are tons of
      help files and a live Ringmaster to assist in getting your site linked.

      If your group's webmaster isn't on Harmonet or the SING list, please
      forward them a copy of this message. It's good for every level of
      Barbershop from HQs down to the quartet level. We even have
      Barbershop providers [arrangers, music, equipment, etc.] on the ring
      so you could be surfing for hours and hours. [grin]

      And remember, it isn't my Ring. It's YOURS. I'm just the custodian at present.

      It's just another tool for getting your outfit seen [sometimes heard]
      around the world! Tell the Webmaster of your chorus's web site! Join us today.

      Thanks.

      Getting back to BASSics...

      KTWWS! & HTW!
      Christopher

      Have you been to the Sunshine District MegaStore?

      http://www.cafepress.com/sunshinebbs


      Yahoo ID: cbaker84
      ICQ #7176473
    • Christopher Baker
      [a quarterly information repost for newcomers and old-timers. C.B.] For those of you who are the webmasters for your local or other Barbershop-related web
      Message 35 of 35 , Jun 8, 2010
        [a quarterly information repost for newcomers and old-timers. C.B.]

        For those of you who are the webmasters for your local or other
        Barbershop-related web sites, only about 100 of you know about the
        Barbershop Harmony Webring. And of those 100 sites currently
        connected, about half of them don't have any direct control over
        their site listings within the Ring because they either failed to
        migrate their sites to the new webring system when it was un-Yahooed
        in 2001 or whoever signed their site up originally can't be found or
        lost the password to access their Ring info.

        If you're wondering what a webring is, you can visit:

        http://www.webring.com

        and find out but in a nutshell, a webring is a virtual circle in
        cyberspace with like-themed web sites along the circumference of that
        circle. Somebody goes to Gotcha's web site, for example, and there
        they see the BBS Harmony webring link. They have the option of going
        to the Ring Hub at:

        http://o.webring.com/hub?ring=bbshop

        or they can use the Next or Previous or Random buttons to go to the
        Next, the Previous, or a Randomly selected site along the ring,
        relative to the site they started from around the ring.

        Clear? Well, it isn't really that complicated. If you start on any
        site in the webring and keep hitting the Next button on each site you
        go to after hitting Next, you will eventually come back to where you
        started [on the BBS Harmony Ring, this will take 118 Next clicks].

        That technical info aside, the purpose of this message is to:

        1. Invite all webmasters to join the Ring and thus promote their site;

        2. Invite all Barbershoppers to surf the BBS Harmony Ring;

        3. Advise existing webmasters to check their site info for accuracy;

        4. Notify webmasters without User IDs associated with their sites on
        the Ring to visit www.webring.com to establish one and then to email
        that User ID to me via the Ringmaster link on the BBS Harmony Hub
        page [or directly via this email address] so they can regain access
        to their site information for updates, corrections, or changes.

        There is also a Message Forum associated with the BBS Harmony ring
        which can be used for anything related to Barbershop. The Ring and
        Forum are NOT organization-specific. Any Barbershopper or
        Barbershop-related site is welcome to join the Ring or the Forum.
        There are quartets, choruses, and folks who provide services to same
        from around the world on this ring. Why not join them? Barbershop
        Harmony Society, Sweet Adelines, Inc., Harmony, Inc., BABS, SNOBS,
        etc., we got 'em all.

        There is no cost for this service. It is provided as a service by the
        owners of webring.com. The Barbershop Harmony Ring has existed since
        December of 1996 and was started by the Cascade Chorus in Oregon. The
        originators lost track of the Ring and its operation several years
        later when it was purchased from its creator [Sage Weil] by Yahoo.
        Yahoo gave it up a couple years ago and the BBS Ring was an orphan
        when webring.com was restarted under its current administration. I
        adopted the BBS Ring [I've run several rings for years] because it
        wasn't working or accepting new listings and got it running again.
        Cleaning it up has taken awhile and the last process is to get the
        unassociated sites reassociated with the webmasters of the sites
        lacking User IDs.

        So, now's the time to catch up and check in. Vocal Majority must
        have a web site? even the Barbershop Harmony Society, and Sweet
        Adelines International? There are alot of choruses, quartets,
        Districts, and other Barbershop organizations that aren't listed, yet.

        It doesn't cost anything or add to your spam load. File attachments
        are not permitted so you don't have to worry about any viruses
        sneaking through this list. You can use HTML code or SSNB [java
        based] links on your pages, whichever best fits your site's
        character. It's simple, painless and very useful. There are tons of
        help files and a live Ringmaster to assist in getting your site linked.

        If your group's webmaster isn't on Harmonet or the SING list, please
        forward them a copy of this message. It's good for every level of
        Barbershop from HQs down to the quartet level. We even have
        Barbershop providers [arrangers, music, equipment, etc.] on the ring
        so you could be surfing for hours and hours. [grin]

        And remember, it isn't my Ring. It's YOURS. I'm just the custodian at present.

        It's just another tool for getting your outfit seen [sometimes heard]
        around the world! Tell the Webmaster of your chorus's web site! Join us today.

        Thanks.

        Getting back to BASSics...

        KTWWS! & HTW!
        Christopher

        FUN-290-3452

        Sunshine District Association of Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony
        Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

        Have you been to the Sunshine District MegaStore?

        http://www.cafepress.com/sunshinebbs


        Yahoo ID: cbaker84
        ICQ #7176473
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