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ZOX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Southern Alabama, USA
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-27-2001 23:22

Anyone with web-ring experience?
I was recently asked to make a web-ring. I have never done this before,
so I am a bit unsure as to how I go about making it.
I expected to find quite a bit about this on-line, and even some finished
scripts to use, but so far I have found very little.
Anyone know of any resources I can use?
My language of choice is ASP (well, it's the only language I know,
so I guess it is not so much by choice really...)

I am planning to make a simple system myself, but I want to make sure I am
thinking right...
1. a page where people sign up
2. the url of the site is stored in a temporary database, and an e-mail is sent to the administrator
3. the admin reviews the site, and if it is ok, approves it.
4. when approving there is an e-mail sent to the site-owner, with the code he/she shall add.
5. the code is the same for everyone, except for a number, which is included in the links.
6. the e-mail contains instructions, and a link to a confirmation page the owner shall visit when
they have added the code
7. when the confirmation page is visited the site will be added to a database.
8. the links in the code will be to a page I make. This page will read the number in the link,
and based on that send the visitor to the right page, using a simple redirect. For instance, if the visitor have clicked "previous site" the page will redirect the visitor to the url of the site with 'number-1'
9. This will be a low-traffic ring, with few sites in it, so I hope there will not be many problems with gaps
because several people are adding their sites to the page around the same time.

Will this work? Is there something I have missed? Maybe there are some other much better ways to achieve this?

Thanks.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 11-27-2001 23:29

ZOX: That seems fine (although I've only had a glance and I'll think about the features some more).

Try reverse engineering some of these:
www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_and_Programs/Web_Rings/

Emps


You're my wife now Dave

mr.maX
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Belgrade, Serbia
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-29-2001 19:33

ZOX, in addition to those features that you already mentioned, you should also write a script that will check sites from the ring from time to time to see whether they still have the ring HTML code or not.

Also, take a look at the script called RingLink (it's written in PERL, by the way) that Doc uses for Asylum web ring.

And last but not least, you can also try the free (no adverts) web ring service provided by RingSurf.


Sash
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Canada, Toronto
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-30-2001 06:40

Talking about that Max, too bad I wasn't able to run a tour around our Asylum ring.
Looks like some pages don't have the links.

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