I feel I must inform you that the Beemaster's International Beekeeping WebRing at webring.org is no longer affiliated with Beemaster.com or this forum.
In an unscrupulous move by webring.org, the Beemaster's International Beekeeping WebRing was auctioned off and management rights taken away from me, without any notification
. Because I had a few sites that where suspended for a prolong period of time because the owner did not have appropriate content, they considered the ring as neglected and sold it to the highest bidder (a non-beekeeper from what I can tell). Although they claimed, "We'd love to have you continue growing that community, it's a good one.
" They took no responsibility for the action and would not offer any help in resolving other than "plead your case with them and "buy" it back from them if they are willing.
" My attempt to reclaim it from the new manager has gone unanswered.
I believe the sites with the highest traffic are all people that I have met through this forum or the WpN beekeeping podcasts, so my hope is that together we can make the webring.org ring a bust.
I have started a new ring that is run and managed right here on the Beemaster server, so this can not happen again. I would like to ask anyone with a website currently listed on webring.org to switch to our new ring. Simply remove the webring.org code from your webpage is sufficient, as it will stop driving traffic to webring.org. You will still receive traffic from webring.org until they identify that the code has been removed from your site.
Then simply go to http://www.beemaster.com/_ringmaker.php
(or just click on the Join link at the bottom of this page) and join. Once you create an account, you will get the new HTML code to add to your website.
As is the case with this forum, the new ring is completely advertisement-free, unlike webring.org. The new ring hub is also a much cleaner layout and easier to navigate, AND run by beekeepers for beekeepers, not someone just looking to make a buck off your traffic.
Appreciate the help of current webring members and also anyone with a beekeeping website or blog that wants to help make our new ring a success. It not only helps promote this forum, but will drive traffic to your site as well.
If anyone needs help putting the HTML code on their site, just PM me.