I am going to experiment by adding a commercial website to the ring. Commercial websites will only be kept in the ring if they provide a useful service for RNA researchers (a service that is of interest to most ring members). -John Schmidt.
Under new management June 30, 2005
2005 Ring Cleanup. If your webring site was removed from the ring and you need help getting back to active status, contact John Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you discover a problem that prevents easy navigation of the ring, please let me know.
Rules for The RNA WebRing
1. Introduction and Membership Requirements. The RNA WebRing is a science-based webring to link together molecular biology groups who work with, or are interested in RNA transcription, processing, editing and other aspects of RNA metabolism.
2. Rules. This page contains the rules for The RNA WebRing and explains how the ring is managed. If you feel that these rules have not been enforced fairly, please contact the manager of The RNA WebRing, John Schmidt. He monitors the webring.com message system and email sent direct to email@example.com. Please make use of the webring hub and webring forum.
3. Questions. This page includes an attempt to anticipate and answer most questions that visitors, applicants, and members may have about The RNA WebRing. Please see The RNA WebRing FAQ (frequently asked questions, item #10, below).
4. Timeliness. Applicants to this ring are reviewed in a timely manner (with exceptions for unforeseen situations). You can always go to this page to check if the webring manager is not reviewing webring mail and applications in a timely manner.
5. Membership Approval. Applicants to join The RNA WebRing are subject to 'conditional approval'. This means that when you submit your website, I will look at it and decide if it should be in the ring. If I reject your site, I will tell you why. Upon approving new applicants, they become active if their navigation code passes, otherwise they join the ring as a suspended member and I work with you to get your navigation code working. To contact the manager of this webring (John Schmidt) it is probably best to either use the webring.com message system or direct email (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Rejection. As mentioned above, sites that request membership in The RNA WebRing are given clear reason if the site is rejected. If you feel that my evaluation of your website was not complete or correct, contact me. I can also work with you to make your website meet the requirements for membership. To contact the manager of The RNA WebRing (John Schmidt) it is probably best to either use the webring.com message system or direct email (to email@example.com).
7. Suspension of Membership. Websites in The RNA WebRing will be suspended if they fail to maintain functioning webring navigation bars or if they contain illegal content (see #8, below) or if they no longer meet the membership requirements of the webring (the joining requirements). Suspended members will be given fair time to become reinstated prior to removal. The default is a 90 day grace period before automated management kicks you out of The RNA WebRing. During those three months, you can work with the webring manager (John Schmidt) to get reinstated as a fully approved member of the ring. If you do not communicate when contacted, you will be removed from the ring much quicker than the 90 day period for automatic removal. To contact the manager of The RNA WebRing it is probably best to either use the webring.com message system or direct email (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
"functioning webring navigation bars" this means that HTML code errors on your page do not interfere with use of the webring navigation bar. It also means that when a visitor to your page clicks on a link in the webring navigation bar, they go to the URL that should be specified by that link, not some other page and they are not subjected to any kind of distraction such as a pop-up ad.
8. Illegal content. Illegal Content does not mean Adult Content. Not all people agree on a single definition of "Adult Content" and there is a wide range of possibly offensive material. The RNA WebRing respects free speech, but members need to cooperate in order to avoid action by webring.com (see: this page) and police. Webmasters should mark adult/offensive material with warnings.
Illegal material (copyright violations, child pornography, and hate speech) is not allowed on The RNA WebRing. Websites on The RNA WebRing containing illegal content can be removed from the ring. Please contact the webring manager John Schmidt (at email@example.com) if you find questionable material on a The RNA WebRing member website.
9. Rating. The RNA WebRing Ring keeps a Navigation rating that is no lower than 90 (this demonstrates manager attentiveness to failing and suspended sites).
10. FAQ. The RNA WebRing FAQ (frequently asked questions) is an attempt to anticipate common questions. If after reading this page you still have an unanswered question, contact the manager of The RNA WebRing (John Schmidt); it is probably best to either use the webring.com message system or direct email (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions that are Frequently Asked
Why should I monitor my webring messages and email?
Keep your account information at WebRing up to date so that you will receive information about problems with your website. Expect emails for activation and/or suspension notices and general information important to all members of The RNA WebRing. If there is a problem with your website and The RNA WebRing manager can contact you, then the problem can be fixed. If you are out of touch, you will be dropped from The RNA WebRing when your website has a problem.
Should I use SSNB or HTML navigation code?
How do I get the required navigation code on my website?
The following instructions assume that you have already applied to join the webring.
*Login to WebRing by going to webring.com. <--This link will open a new window, so that you can follow the following instructions step-by-step:
*Click on "My Rings" at the top of the webring.com page.
*Click "Your Ring Memberships" on the left hand side of the screen (if you are at another page such as the page for rings you manage.)
*Click on your site's name in the list beside "RNA WebRing"
*Click on "Get Navigation Code" on the left hand side of the screen
**Click on the word "here" where it says "Members who wish to use the HTML version of this nav bar should go here".
**From there you will find the HTML coding customized for your site that you can copy and paste on to your page.
*Paste the navigation code into your webpage. Be sure to use the page that your registered for use in The RNA WebRing.
What kind of content is not allowed?
If you join The RNA WebRing you agree (see: source)to not use the webring to:
a. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
b. harm minors in any way;
c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a WebRing official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
e. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
f. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
g. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as Ring Promotions) that are designated for such purpose; it is expressly prohibited on the navigation code that appears on a member's website;
h. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
j. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
k. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
l. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
m. collect or store personal data about other users.
Where can I go for more help?
*Contact John Schmidt at email@example.com
*Try the webring User manual.
*Try the webring help system
*Helpful questions and answers from webring user wrug.
*Is failing navigation code giving you fits? Check this other user wrug page for diagnosis of code problems.
RNA webring manager: John Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org