Horribly Disappointed in Webring (end)
Were all members informed, or only ringmasters?
Ring managers were informed first. A second set of emails was sent out the next day to members that were not ring managers.
We did what we could to eliminate duplicate email addresses at the same time so that those with multiple IDs/same email addresses would not receive multiple copies of either version.
Hope that helps,
lazarst.All in all, it seems that there was not much foresight or enough planning and consideration given as to what the ramifications of the recent changes might be.
How can you say that when you have not, or are not willing to give the new changes a try?
Surely you would make a much stronger case if you tried it out first, then come back and say why, if it is not working. We do have 12 months or more to make our minds up on this one.
I'm not exactly sure where these 12 months are.
If I have to start paying in January are they going to give me my money back in December if I decide I hate the new changes?
And While it's all well and good for SOME rings to contain thousands of members the chances of ME getting a hit in a ring with over a 1000 members is 1 in 1000. Whereas I belong to an ElfQuest ring with 35 members my chances of getting a hit in that ring 28.57 in 1000. Number of people interested in ElfQuest that would be willing to surf a webring not devoted to ElfQuest in order to find an ElfQuest related site? Maybe.. 1 in 1000.. number willing to surf an ElfQuest ring? all 1000. So if the giant ring my chances of attracting someone interested in elfquest are now so small I may never actually see that person, whereas in the small ring devoted to that tiny community I'm going to get multiple hits.