I know, I know. I'm boarding from 1997 or so. I just noticed this today for the first time in ten years and it cracked me up. Feel free to delete it, MJP or mods. The lack of sophistication during edits made me laugh.
Aren't webrings similar to 8-track tapes? I thought that once Google came out and people started posting links, that the idea of a webring was similar to the administrations idea of the Geneva Convention, "Quaint"?
it's a thing from the older days of the www.
sites with similar topics/subjects united under the site of a webring where all of them showed up as links.
e.g. if you're a Bukowski-fan and go to a Bukowski-webring, you would find only links related to Bukowski. and every member-site had a link to the webring on its pages in return, so that you'd easily find the webring (and thus: many more sources on your subject) even if you didn't know about that specific webring before.