I was checking out the webring stub on Indieweb.org and the list of hosts.  As of 7/18/2018 here is an update on the information on webring hosts.

  1. Webring.org/rw – I tried to register. I get an error message “host unavailable” from my browser, when I fill out the form and click register.  Somebody might want to verify.  Could be temporary.
  2. Ringsurf – I tried to register.  Registration form has captcha  asking to fill in the code.  Only it gives no code.  Lots of things broken on that site, general state of disrepair and the “Marketing” pitch sends up warning signals in my opinion.
  3. Webringo.com – this is the only webring host not listed on that page, and it’s the only one fully functioning. It’s old but everything works: registration, ring creation, admin.  Somebody might want to add them to that page.

I don’t have editing privileges on the Indieweb wiki and registering and then immediately starting to edit would probably get me frog marched to the door as a spammer and rightly so.

Hopefully somebody will see this and confirm my observations and edit or something.

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5 thoughts on “Hey Indieweb: Update on State of Webring Hosts 2018

  1. Brad, how can you not be logged into the IndieWeb wiki yet!?! You’ve got your own domain and you’ve got an IndieAuth endpoint. Click on the login link, put your URL into the field and authenticate. You won’t get frog marched anywhere, I promise. If you have questions or need help troubleshooting how to login or editing the page, feel free to pop into chat https://chat.indieweb.org/indieweb/ and we’ll all help you out! 🙂

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    • Hi Doug, In the end, the biggest problem for me was converting the emoji unicode to hexadecimal. I almost never work with emoji. I could find the unicode but converting that to hex was a problem. Eventually you might want to look into offering members 2 versions of the code: regular emoji code and the same code with all the proper hexadecimal code in place so it’s copy/paste. Although I suspect that would be a big job.

      I do want to say that I thing the indiewebring is cool. 🙂

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