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Greetings and welcome to the home page for one of my webrings. Due to the fact that WebRing has once again become independent from Yahoo! I have had the opportunity to adopt a handfull of webrings. Please feel free to join or if you don't fancy this one take a look at my other ring(s) from the "Join My Webrings" link to the right. This will take you to a page that lists them all.

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The Sentinel WebRing.com
Criteria for membership:
  • Your page has something to do with The Sentinel: This may be episode information,
  • or fanfiction,
  • or any disussion or information about The Sentinel
  • or a links directory.
    Sites that simply have a couple of links will not be admitted. Whether a site is a links directory or a site with a few links is a judgement call on my part. It will depend on the site presentation and the number of links it has whether I admit a links site or not. If I deny your site entry you have one chance to appeal and convince me to change my mind, after that my descision is final unless the site goes through some major changes.
  • Slash only or Adult only sites should place a warning in the description of their site.
  • Site that are considered inflammatory, offensive (this does not mean erotica, but it does mean porn), or support hate campaigns of any kind be they racial or anything else will not be admitted.
  • I would prefer it if the URL you give is the URL of the page where the webring will be, but I know this is not always possible. Hence the URL may be to another page, but on that page there must be a link to the webring page with the word WebRing in the description. If your site does not pass the webring checker I will not allow it to become active until it does. Please be aware that sites using the link method affect the ring navigation rating in that they are considered not as easy to navigate. The higher the navigation rating the more likely people are to join the ring and hence bring traffic to existing members, so think carefully before not placing the code on the registered URL.

N.B. This is a WebRing ring, there is also a RingSurf Sentinel ring run by a different Ring Manager and the rings used to have the same name.

Featured Sites:

There is a new feature at WebRing: Featured sites. At the top of the Ring Hub page there are three slots for features sites within the ring. I have decidied to use them. The first slot will always be for this page, but I'm putting the other two up for grabs. I must warn you that I am sole judge of this, but you are welcome to nominate your site or another site in the ring for one of the positions. I may choose sites that have not been nominated, but I am more likely to notice sites that have been. If you think your site is worthy of one of these slots or you have seen another site in the ring that you think should be at the top then drop me a note and tell me why. If I agree I will place the site in the queue for the spots, or I will tell you why I will not. Each chosen site will stay in the featured sites list for at least one week and after that until there is another nominee to replace them.


Steps for Membership:

If you are a webring pro and do not need instructions on how to join click here, otherwise read on.

  • You will require a WebRing ID. If you do not have one, don't worry when you click the join link at the bottom of the page the servers at WebRing will take you through the simple step of setting one up. It takes about a minute.
  • Next fill in the form and click the "next" button:
    Field Title What to fill in
    Enter Your Site Address (URL)
    In this field type the full URL of the page which you wish to be in the ring, i.e. the page within your site that is most appropriate for the ring. This is the page where visitors will enter your site using the ring and should hence have links back to the rest of your site (if there is any more of it :-)).
    Title Your Site (50 characters or less)
    In this field type whatever you wish to call your site. It can be the name you have actually given the page, or a name that is more appropriate to the ring. If it is the name you have actually given the page it is easier to track in the future, but the choice is up to you.
    Describe Your Site (400 characters or less) In this field type a short description of what is in your site. It is always a good idea to make the reason for joining the ring the most prominent feature in this description. For example with this ring mention your Sentinel Content first and whatever is in the rest of your site next.
  • You will then be taken to a page where you can check your submission for spelling etc. If it is not correct hit the back button, edit your entry and once again click the "next" button. It is always a good idea to check the URL at this point by clicking on it just to make sure you have typed it correctly. Once you are satisfied with your entry click the "Submit" button to enter your site into the ring queue. The page you will be taken to has a link for you to downlad the code for the ring via the navigation code wizard. If you need to find this wizard in the furture follow the instructions below.
    • Next click the "My Rings" link at the top of the page.
    • Click "View Ring Sites" from the left menu.
    • Click on the Wizard link next to the relevant site entry - this will analyse your page and probably answer any problems you may be having.
    • Click on site management
    • Click "Get Navigation Code"

  • When you have your navigation code this is the point where you have to make a decision. There are two choices for the code you place on your site (both can be seen at the bottom of the page - the second one is the Javascript, the first one is the HTML):
  • the Javascript SSNB code -
    • the advantages of this are:
      • you only have to have one piece of code on your page even if you have multiple WebRings for that page;
      • when updates are made to the ring graphics/functionality your page is automatically updated;
      • you never have to edit the code (unless there are major server changes or something similar which happen only once in a blue moon, and would only mean replacing the entire code not editing it).
    • The disadvantages of the code are:
      • it is Javascript so if someone does not have this enables on their browser the webring will not work for them
      • if the load on the WebRing server is high there may be a slight delay in loading your page when someone surfs in : this has been reduced greatly by the display only one ring method for the stacks, but may still occur if there is any major maintenance going on.
    • When using the javascript SSNB I recommend setting the "Show Single NavBar" option so that when users surf into the page they will only see the navbar of the ring they are surfing or the navbar of the first ring in the stack. This reduced load times for large stacks and improved performance. To set this property do the following:
      • Go to "My Rings"
      • Go to "View Web Sites"
      • Click on the U# for the stack you wish to change
      • Check the box next to the single navbar option
      • Click Save Changes
  • the HTML version of the ring code -
    • The advantages of this code are:
      • it works in all browsers;
      • there is no delay from the server in loading the page, because the code is static and local;
      • If you are familiar with html you may edit the layout of this code, all I require is that you keep the graphic and all the links: how you arrange them is up to you. However, please be aware that the code for thsi ring is an image map, so changing it is not as easy as it is with my other rings. If you do not have the correct links on your HTML your page will not be made active.
    • The disadvantages are:
      • if anything changes in the ring like ring homepage or ring manager your code will not reflect these changes until you edit it manually,
      • you have to have one set of code for each ring which is labour intensive.


  • To use the Javascript SSNB cut and paste the code shown in the window on the "Get Navigation Code" page onto your site. It will appear something like this:
  • <script language=javascript
    <table bgcolor=gray cellspacing=0 border=2 bordercolor=red><tr>
    <td><table cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0 border=0><tr><td align=center>
    <font face=arial size=-1>This site is a member of WebRing.
    <br>To browse visit <a href="http://ss.webring.com/navbar?f=l;y=tasha_ddrake;u=10027229">
  • DO NOT use the code above, it is an example only and is not customised for your pages or this ring. Make sure you use your own "Get Navigation Code" link.

    You may place the code in one of two places:
    • The page of the registered URL (the one you typed into the submission form). I would prefer this option.
    • A dedicated webring page somewhere on your site. If you do this you must place a link on your registered page that links to your webring page with the word "Webrings" in the title/description of the link.

    The navbar for The Sentinel WebRing is formatted to a certain size, other navbars that are of the WebRing default style are not a specific size and will expand to the full width of the page. If you do not wish the navigation bars to expand all the way across your page then place them inside an html table:
    <table><tr><td> ... code for the webring ... </td></tr></table>
    If you do this the table will collapse to the width of the largest of the nav bars and you will not have them spanning the whole page. Even if you are only adding The Sentinel WebRing it is a good idea to do this when you first place the SSNB code on the page because if you add more webrings in future you will not have to re-edit the page.

  • To use the HTML code ignore the SSNB code and go to the bottom of the page. There you will find a line that looks like this:
    "Members who wish to use the HTML version of this nav bar should go here."
    Click the "here" and go to the next page. Copy and paste the code in the text area on this page into your site. It should look something like this:
    <div align="center"><table border=1 align="center" cellspacing=0 bordercolor="#ff3300" width="320"><tr><td><table border=0 cellspacing=0 bgcolor="#ffffcc" width="100%"><tr><td width="1%"><a href="http://P.webring.com/wrman?ring=4sentries&addsite" target=_top><img src="http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~tasha27/ffimage.gif" width="126" height="80" alt="The Sentinel WebRing" border="0"></a></td><td valign="top" align="center"><font face=arial size=-2 color=#000000> by <a href="http://T.webring.com/cgi-bin/profile?y=tasha_ddrake">tasha_ddrake</a></font><br><font face=arial size=-1 color=#000000> [ <a href="http://P.webring.com/wrman?ring=4sentries&addsite" target=_top>Join Now</a> | <a href="http://P.webring.com/hub?ring=4sentries&id=8&hub" target=_top>Ring Hub</a> ]<br>[ <a href="http://P.webring.com/go?ring=4sentries&id=8&random" target=_top>Random</a> ]<br>[ <b><a href="http://P.webring.com/go?ring=4sentries&id=8&prev" target=_top><< Prev</a> | <a href="http://P.webring.com/go?ring=4sentries&id=8&next" target=_top>Next >></a></b> ]<br>[ <a href="http://P.webring.com/go?ring=4sentries&id=8&sprev" target=_top>Skip Prev</a> | <a href="http://P.webring.com/go?ring=4sentries&id=8&skip" target=_top>Skip Next</a> ] </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></div>
    Once again DO NOT use the example code above, the code at WebRing will be customised for your site and for this ring.

    You may place the code in one of two places:
    • The page of the registered URL (the one you typed into the submission form). I would prefer this option.
    • A dedicated webring page somewhere on your site. If you do this you must place a link on your registered page that links to your webring page with the word "Webrings" in the title/description of the link.

To join please

  • click here if you wish to keep the instructions open for reference
  • or click here if you no longer need them.


Promise from the Ring Manager:

I aim to process all ring applications within 24 hours during the week and on the Monday if you submit at the weekend. The WebRing system emails me whenever someone submits so I know that your site is waiting. The only reason I will not do this is if I am on holiday or I'm ill or something along the same lines. If you have not heard from me in two weeks after your application the likelihood is something has gone wrong. This is not likely to happen often, but you never know, occasional hiccup happen even in the best of systems. In this instance email me with

  • your site title
  • your Site URL
  • your WebRing ID
  • and your Ring ID

as they appear in the "Webring: New submission to The Sentinel WebRing" email that was sent to you when you submitted your site. I will them do my best to find out what has gone on. If you did not receive this email then

  • a) Check your WebRing account entry to make sure you have entered a valid email address
  • b) If the email is correct, contact me and I'll try and help

If you have any other problems with joining the ring please let me know and I'll do my best to help. We were all WebRing newbies at one time so don't be afraid of asking stupid questions, just make sure you've read this page first.


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