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Welcome to the Ocicat Ring

This is the homepage for the Ocicat Ring. Started in March of 1997, to promote Ocicats and their humans. Ocicat Ring contains homepages for Ocicats and Ocicat owners, all linked together in a circular fashion. From any Ocicat Ring site one can click on a Next Site link ( example in the Ring Links below ) to reach the next page in the ring. Continually doing so would eventually bring you back to where you started, after navigating the entire ring.

Note: I am not a graphic artist. I would like to thank Julie M. Loats for providing the new graphics for this page and for the member pages.


.Be sure to visit the Beaudot Ocicat's Forum, hosted by Beaudot Ocicats.

.Subscribe to the Ocicat Mailing List at http://seth.kenlaw.com/ocicat/ hosted by Seth Flaxman.

 

.Search Ocicat Pedigrees at http://www.ocicatpedigrees.com hosted by http://www.ocicat.f2s.com/.

 


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Why are there two Ocicat Rings?
Originally, WebRing.org hosted the Ocicat Ring. Since the WebRing concept was fairly new, there were growing pains, but everything was tripping along smoothly.

Then the WebRing system grew too big for the people at WebRing.org to handle everything. They looked for a large partner and found Yahoo!

Yahoo! chose to change the underlying nature of the WebRing engine to give them a little more control, and to make things a little more automatic.

A good side effect of this is that the ring members needed to know less about HTML than before. A bad side effect of this is that it became much harder to solve problems. The Ring Members (you) and the Ring Master (me) had less ability to manage the ring internals. We also have no contact point within the Yahoo! Ring Management Team to ask questions or voice complaints or make suggestions. Very frustrating!

So I searched for an alternative and found RingSurf. They use the original style of Ring Database Management that WebRing.org originally had in place, with all the fixes and improvements that WebRing.org had implemented before Yahoo! took over, and new fixes and improvements.

I created the RingSurf Ocicat Net-Ring as a replacement for the Yahoo! Ocicat WebRing. If enough members get frustrated, or if I get sufficiently frustrated, with Yahoo!, then I'll ask everyone to move over to the RingSurf Ocicat Net-Ring and close out the Yahoo! Ocicat WebRing.

UPDATE!
Yahoo! gave up!

Yahoo! gave the Web-Ring system back to the originators. It is now called WebRing.com (instead of WebRing.org).

They are correcting the problems introduced by Yahoo!, but are keeping the improvements.

This means that the HTML fragment is larger than it was under Yahoo!, but still lots smaller than it was in the original WebRing system. It takes advantage of the smarter database that Yahoo! introduced, but functions in older browsers that don't have JavaScript (or newer browsers that have JavaScript turned off).

The sad side effect is that you need to replace your HTML fragment yet again. See Ocicat Ring Yahoo Notes for instructions to get your replacement HTML fragment.

The criteria to become part of the Ocicat Ring are:

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If your site meets the above criteria, then please click the "Join Now" link in the Ocicat Ring section above, and follow the instructions there. Then click your browser's BACK button until you return to this page.


To Join the Ocicat Net-Ring: (RingSurf Version)

Here are the steps you need to follow to become part of RingSurf Ocicats Net-Ring. Please follow them carefully to preserve the integrity of the ring!


To Join the Ocicat Ring: (Web-Ring! Version)

Here are the steps you need to follow to become part of Ocicats WebRing. Please follow them carefully to preserve the integrity of the ring!


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This page is maintained by Chisholm Trail Consulting (Jesse@ctc.volant.org).
Ocicat Ring made possible by the WebRing.
Original WebRing concept by Sage Weil
Graphics Design provided by Julie M. Loats
Ocicat Ring also now on the RingSurf Net-Ring System.

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