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16, October, 2003

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

It has now been two years since WebRing separated from Yahoo! and our sentiments are the same now as they were last year:
For all who stuck with us from before, during, and finally post-Yahoo! we offer a heartfelt THANK YOU for hanging in there, making suggestions, and keeping WebRing alive and vital. Recall for a minute what the system was like this time last year just before migrating from Yahoo! and how it has evolved in one short year. We hope the past year has been good for you, it has been for us!
Our second year has been more of the same, and next year should be no different. We're constantly striving to provide great service and useful new features. This coming year will see a number of changes to make WebRing easier and better.

New Features and Policies

Pop-ups are gone!
As announced in September WebRing has been phasing out pop-up advertisements. We're pleased to say that with the exception of one small area in the system that WebRing is now almost pop-up free. One carrier has claimed we didn't give proper notice, so we stuck with them until 11/22/2003. The last area (datng, chat, singles) was contracted through the end of the year a long time ago and we're honoring that comittment. We plan to make up for the loss of revenue through increased participation by members in "premium" offerings. Over the next couple of months we'll add a number of extra features that we hope you'll choose to take advantage of. We feel that for now this approach offers the best possible service to the entire community: A free service, (soon) free of pop-up ads, with a rich suite of additional services/features for those that want or need more.

The WebRing alert/mail system is nearly complete and should be launched later this month or early in November. It was delayed a little while we took the time to do a massive directory overhaul and cleanup. We've consoliated a number of redundant listings and added new ones where needed. The revised directory will be launched shortly.

Many of you have had your email addresses verfied in the last month. Thank you! You'll find that your options are much greater in the WebRing alert/mail system coming soon.

Have you created/checked your user profile lately, or for supporting members created a profile page? WebRing's user directory is coming soon. Be sure your information is current so you can be included! There is no need to enter a contact email address - The WebRing alert/mail system will make that unnecessary.

WebRing is a Community supported system

WebRing is best supported by you, the community. Many that have pitched in have found that the promotional credit they receive can be put to very good use by either featuring the ring in the directory and/or requesting to have their site(s) featured on ring Hub pages. The results are almost always noticeable right away in increased traffic to the ring or site. It's a win-win for us all: Increased visibility for your ring or site and support for WebRing.

If you value WebRing and feel you can benefit from an even better system, then we seek your support. Thanks to the 4600+ contributing members WebRing is growing stronger every day! We still offer the best service and support whether you contribute or not. Interested in supporting WebRing? Use

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WebRing Inc.
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The WebRing Team

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