Wow...you found this page without much effort, didn't you? Welcome, have a stack of Oreos, and let me tell you what this webring is all about. Yes, I know that there are now quite a few rings devoted to furries, but I can assure you that this one is quite different from the rest.
You? Wasn't this ring being managed by Webkitty, or a committee of furs? Webkitty (as then known) originally created this ring but ran out of time to administer it during college. It passed to other furs and for the last few years it has been run by a committee. However, some have moved on to other things, and following the passing of John Hey (twoolfe), I am now the only remaining member of that committee.
This ring is for those who adhere to a "furry lifestyle", as exemplified by the Usenet newsgroup alt.lifestyle.furry in its early years. The FAQ for this group is quite informative and will give you the lowdown on which pages can be included in the ring. In general the page should include some material that deals with the furry lifestyle, or better still your own furry lifestyle.
Pages on how ky00t your pets are. Yes, your pets are ky00t, but there are better rings to join than this one.
Pages with nothing but furry art. Furry art is fine, but, again, there are better webrings for you to add your page onto than this one. For instance, the original FurRing, or some of the other ones listed below. However, if you'd like to comment on how furry art helps you to become more furry, i.e. I draw because I want to express the vulpine side of me, then art pages are OK. Similarly, we don't accept pages with nothing but furry stories.
General pages about animals. Again, better rings out there than this one. I would consider adding pages like this if you say that you have a spiritual connection with said animals, however. As in, "I love wolves. I believe that I have a wolfish mind and can relate to them better than to humans. The North American Gray Wolf has been hunted to near extinction...." You get the idea.
Absolutely no pages condoning cruelty to animals, or any other type of abuse. I don't forsee making any exceptions to this, so don't try to submit a page called "Kick the Cat" if ya know what's good for ya! (And remember that humans are animals too.)
Please do try to include some relevant original furry lifestyle content in your page. Links to Yerf! do not a Furlife webpage make.
We might give some leeway on your site if we know that you are, or were, a member of ALF in good standing. Note that this does not give you the right to spam the newsgroup asking for support. Contributing thoughtful on-topic discussions is the best way of being an ALF member.
Everything else is fair game, I think, and if you have any questions about acceptability, refer to the FAQ or contact us.
One last thing, a listing of some of the other furry-related webrings which may be better suited to some pages.
This site is an Anthropomorphic Diversity Support Association Affiliate
Construct your site. I will need to be able to review your site content to see if it matches the goals of the ring, and this can't be done until those pages are in place. It doesn't have to be completely finished (how many web sites ever are?) but there needs to be enough for the me to look at, in particular the relevant furry lifestyle content.
One of the benefits of joing the ring is the additional traffic it will bring to your site. Visitors from the ring will arrive at the page where you will be putting your Webring links. If this isn't going to be on your welcome page, then ensure that there is some way for visitors to navigate to the rest of your content.
Submit your site. Go to the ring hub page, and use the join button to submit your site. Webring is no longer a part of Yahoo!, so you don't need to have Yahoo! ID to submit, and that is a good thing. You will need to sign up to Webring though, and it is important to provide a working e-mail address for an account you check regularly. This ensures that you can be contacted during the submission process.
When you are asked to provide the URL of your site make
sure it is for the page that will have the WebRing
navigation code on it when you are done. If you have
given the URL of your top level page but the WebRing code
is going to be on another page then we will not be able
to add your site to the ring. Similarly if you have given
the URL of a page that uses frames, and the WebRing code
is in one of the frames then you will also have to
include it in the "
noframes" section on the
I will begin looking at your site once you submit it, or shortly after. Rarely it may take a couple of weeks to get round to looking at your site, as my job sometimes takes me away from home for long periods. I'll let you know whether your site will be accepted, if their are elements that need work, or if it has been rejected (see the "What this ring shouldn't include" section above).
Once the site has been accepted, it will automatically be added to the ring once the navigation code is present and correct.
Alternatively, you may prefer the old-style navigation that many of the original ring sites have (including this page). This requires you to be a little more careful about the HTML you add, so follow the instructions carefully.
For those of you already in the ring, you can modify your listing, (change the URL, your email address, your description, etc) by going here.