Original MIDI RING
Frequently Asked Questions
|Where do I get the Navigation Bar and how do I copy and paste it into my page?|
do I get the Navigation Bar and how do I copy and paste it into my page?
_ _ To get the NavBar code, go to the MIDI Ring hub page, sign in with your user id and password. Click on "My Rings". Under "Member Tools", click on "View Ring Sites". A link with your site should appear, click it and you'll be taken to Member's Edit page. Once there you can get your code, update your sites info, URL, etc.
_ _Once you have copied your NavBar code, we recommend that you copy the HTML lines into your page using a plain text editor like Notepad in Windows or SimpleText on the MAC. This is because most HTML editors don't always handle the tags and Java script reliably. Sometimes causing errors that can be hard to detect.
_ _Webmasters using Microsoft Frontpage:
Select Insert, HTML Markup and then copy the HTML into the HTML markup window.
I belong to multiple webrings?
_ _ _You can have as many webrings on your site as you want. We only ask that the MIDI Ring NavBar is on the page you have listed in the Midi ring and that the page have no other rings on it. The reasons for this are as follow:
1._ _Unfortunately, some web-rings are concerned with quantity (number of sites) and not quality. We have come across dozens of sites in other rings that just place links directly to the midi files on our members pages, so that they appear to have a large collection of files on their site while in reality they are just stealing bandwidth and placing an unauthorized load on your server. Some of the lazier ones go so far as actually linking up entire pages from our members sites so they appear to be part of their site. Certain ringmasters have refused to do anything about this once notified, leaving the solution up to the person being stolen from (for example: re-nameing and re-linking everything on a site). Unfortunatly, this has forced us to create a list of rings we will not share pages with.
* This is for YOUR own protection. If you think having multiple rings will make that much of a difference, check out the statistics of the other rings first. Rings that are unreliable and inconsistent are quickly ignored by web surfers.
2._ _We want people surfing the MIDI Ring to have quick access and choices , if you have a "Bluegrass" site (for example) and someone is looking for "Techno Dance", they should be able to find the ring fragment quickly and move on in the ring if they want.
* __A webring that's fast, efficient and easy to use will get a lot more return visitors than one that's slow, inefficient and full of bad links.
3._ We don't want ring surfers to get distracted, this helps all our members receive the maximum visits from their membership in this ring.
*_ _These guidlines have kept the Midi ring one of the Top 50 WWW rings (out of over 20,000 webrings) since the beginning of the web ring system.
This rating is based purely on hits generated by webring usage.
is my site listed so low in the ring stats?
Four possible reasons:
1. You are new to the ring and the stats are based on eight week totals.
2. Your NavBar is incorrectly configured or NOT on the page you have registered in the MIDI RING.
3. The site before you has a malfunctioning Midi ring fragment.
4. The site before you has their Midi ring fragment buried so deep in their site that no one ever finds it and you receive no visits. Make shure you use the "Back" link in your fragment and let me know if there is any problem with the site preceeding yours.
my site's ID number.
The site ID number is no longer used for access or editing. Your user ID and PW are all you need.
WebRing no longer gives Ringmasters access to passwords. Since you can use the same ID and PW for any and all sites you may have in various webrings, they handle any lost ID's and Passwords. Click on "Sign In" link on the WebRing's homepage and you'll find assistance there.
there another MIDI Ring?
Well, sort of. There are many other rings featuring MIDI files and MIDI content. "The MIDI Ring" was the first and largest on the web and the only MIDI based ring to survive the last three changes of ownership/management of the WebRing reasonably intact.
do some sites have a different MIDI Ring fragment than mine?
Some sites are still using the older static fragments that were created under the flexibility of the original webring system. The updated fragment is dynamically generated allowing changes to be made ring wide without having every member manually update their NavBar code.
I get the MIDI Ring animated logo in a colour besides red?
Sorry, under the new system it's no longer possible.
I get a non-animated MIDI Ring logo?
question was not covered here.
Additional help can be found on the WebRing HELP page.
want to update my site with the NEW MIDI Ring fragment.
_ _ To get the NavBar code, go to the MIDI Ring hub page, sign in with your user id and password. Click on "My Rings". Under "Member Tools", click on "View Ring Sites". A link with your site should appear, click it and you'll be taken to Member's Edit page. Once there you can get your code, update your site's info, URL, etc.
often are the statistics updated? How accurate are they?
About once every week. They are not extremely accurate, they are generated by the WebRing system, which has been having problems lately, we are not responsible for their content.
are there some blank sites listed in the MIDI Ring stats?
These are sites that have either dissapeared, been removed or left the Midi Ring within the last eight weeks.
does the most current MIDI Ring Navigation Barlook like?
|Notice: All graphics on this site,
the MIDI Ring logo, animated gifs are copyright ©1996, 1997 Dave
Schmid/The Music shoppe and © 1997-2000 Ali
Lexa/Ubik Music Productions. Permission to use any of these images
is strictly granted only to active members of this, "The MIDI