If you allow your ring participants the option of using HTML code, don’t bitch when they actually do use it! There have been a handful of rings I’ve left recently for various reasons, most commonly for bickering over the use of the HTML code. (or my using ‘custom’ HTML code … it still validates and the WebRing system recognizes it, bitch!)
Uh, hell no.
The WebRing js code is ass ugly as hell and most managers have screwed it all up to Hell and back with gaudy images (or worse, broken image code!), formatting so huge that it breaks my sidebar, etc. (you get the idea)
I don’t get a huge amount of traffic from WebRing. In fact, the amount is so negligible that I could drop all memberships immediately and probably not even notice. However, I’ve used WR for a long time and many of my hobby sites do well there, so I keep it for shits and giggles.
But … too many more emails like from these ‘tards, and I’ll just say “fuckit” and delete ’em all.
Note to WR managers: Before you bitch, make sure your ‘rules’ are clear about what you will and will not tolerate. If you want people to use only the js code, then fuckin’ SAY SO. If you don’t want webring listings compressed or ‘hidden’ in any way, fuckin’ SAY SO. To do otherwise is like sending tankless water heaters to the Amazon, or putting an elevator in an outhouse — it “just don’t make sense.”
Don’t bitch to your users if you don’t like the way they put things on THEIR site. Be grateful they joined your puny ring in the first place and are helping to support it.