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The Guild of Renaissance Performers is the Net Ring for anyone (or any group) who performs at Renaissance or Medieval Faires, SCA events, or other living history re-enactments. The key word here is performs. You must be a participant at these events, not simply a patron. Candidates for membership in the Guild include (but are not limited to)

The League of Renaissance Merchants If you are a merchant, you might want to consider joining The League of Renaissance Merchants instead. Of course, if you are a performer who sells a product, be it CD or T-shirt or whatever, you can join both rings! This would make you a "crossover" artist. Simply click on the League icon to visit the home page and see if it isn't right for you.

Another type of crossover encouraged by The Guild of Renaissance Performers is membership in this Net Ring by other Rings. For example, if you are the Ringmaster for a Celtic Music web ring, The Guild would be glad to have you add the home page for your Ring to this Ring. The grand vision entails many web rings intersecting each other in many locations. Kind of like a basket of yarn after a pride of kittens has played in it. Following any one strand is impossible; there are so many different twists and knots that you can easily take off in any direction.

How to Join The Guild

To join The Guild of Renaissance Performers, all you have to do is follow these simple steps.
  1. Decide if you site meets the criteria for inclusion in The Guild.
  2. Submit Your Site You will receive email confirming that your site has been added to the queue. Included in this email will be the standard HTML code for the required links.
  3. Add the Net Ring links to your site. Just cut and paste the HTML fragment that was emailed to you when you submitted your site. Special Note for AOL Users
  4. Send an email to to let the Ringmistress know that your site is ready to be reviewed.
  5. The Ringmistress will review your site to make sure that the the Ring links are correct and that your site meets the criteria for joining The Guild of Renaissance Performers.
  6. The Ringmistress will add your site to the Ring. You will receive email when your site is added.

If you have any problems or questions about this Ring, please contact the Ringmistress.

Adding Ring Links

After submitting your site to The Guild of Renaissance Performers you need to add the appropriate links to your web site. You can use the standard HTML fragment that was included in the email sent to you when you submitted your site, or you can modify the links to fit the design of your web site. If you do not want to use the default graphics, please be sure to change the IMG tags in the HTML fragment after you add it to your web site.

The links must be added to the page that is listed for your site. This does not have to be your main page, it may be a links or rings page. If it is not your main page, the Ringmistress humbly suggests that it include your site name, and links to other pages on your web site. This is the only place that Ringmistress will look for the links, so if they are not here, your site will not be added to The Guild.

Of course, there are some requirements for the links, too.

You can use the graphics found on this page or create your own. If you do create any neat graphics and want to share them, send 'em to the Ringmistress (that's me) and I'll add them to these pages for everyone to use.

Remember that these links must be in place before your site can be added to the Ring.

Here are a couple of examples of how to link your site into The Guild of Renaissance Performers. To use this HTML fragment on your web page, you must replace "id=1" by the ID number assigned to your site. For example, if your site ID is 15, then you would replace "id=1" by "id=15". Do not change "ring=renperformer" ("renperformer" is the Ring ID for this Ring).

Please note that these links will not work correctly until your site has been moved from the Queue to the Net Ring. Following the links will simply take you back to this page. This is normal. In fact, if these links do appear to work correctly while your site is still in the queue, then you probably didn't change "id=1" to your own site ID!

This is the "standard" way to implement the HTML links. In fact, this is the same code fragment that will be emailed to you after you add your site to the queue. The copy that will be emailed to you will have your site ID already added so that all you will have to do is cut and paste it into your web page.

Example #1

<p> <!--Link to The Guild of Renaissance Performers--> <p> <center> <a href=";id=1;action=prev" target="_top"> <img src="" border=0 width=90 height=36> </a> <A HREF=";action=home" target="_top"> <IMG SRC="" border=0 width=100 height=95> </A> <a href=";id=1;action=next" target="_top"> <img src="" border=0 width=90 height=36> </a> </center>

Example #2

This example includes a variety of links in addition to the minimum required links. This style of Net Ring links is deprecated, that is, the Ringmistress suggests that you do not use it. It is here so that sites migrating from the old WebRing version of The Guild of Renaissance Performers can simply cut and paste the links without changing graphics or format. <!--Link to The Guild of Renaissance Performers--> <p> <center> <table width="60%" cellpadding=2 border=0> <tr align=center valign=center> <td width="60%"> <A HREF=";action=home" target="_top"> <IMG SRC="" border=0 width=180 height=80> </A> </td> <td width="20%"> A Member of The Guild of Renaissance Performers </td> <td width="20%"> <A HREF=";id=1;action=next" target="_top"> <IMG SRC="" border=0 width=90 height=80> </A> </td> </tr> </table> <table cellpadding=2 border=2 width="80%"> <tr align=center valign=center> <td width="14%"> <A href=";id=1;action=sprev1" target="_top"> Skip Previous</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=prev" target="_top"> Previous</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=next" target="_top"> Next</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=skip1" target="_top"> Skip Next</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=rand" target="_top"> Random</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=next5" target="_top"> Next 5</a> </td> <td width="14%"> <a href=";id=1;action=list" target="_top"> List Sites</a> </td> </tr> </table> </center>

A Member of The Guild of Renaissance Performers
Skip Previous Previous Next Skip Next Random Next 5 List Sites

These are only two possible formats for the Ring links. You can use any style that suites your page as long as you include at least one graphic with the Guild's name prominently displayed and a previous and next link.

Special Note for AOL Users

For whatever reason, the AOL email program really messes up the HTML fragment. The exact same email read with any other email program will be displayed correctly, but somehow the AOL email program loses the links and keeps the graphics. Do not use the HTML fragment that is emailed to you. You must copy one of the HTML fragments from the examples on this page. Don't forget to replace "id=1" (which is the ID for this page) with the unique ID that was assigned to your site when you joined.

Link Graphics

Yeah, we don't have many options for graphics ... yet!

Edit your Site Information

Enter your site ID and password below. This will take you to the Ring Surf site where you can edit the information about your site. You can even change your URL.

Site ID #

Migrating From Yahoo

If you were a member of The Guild of Renaissance Performers prior to the assimilation of WebRing by Yahoo, you will need to follow these steps to re-join the RingSurf incarnation of The Guild.
  1. Submit your site to the Ring. Sorry, there is no way to automatically move ring members from Yahoo to Ring Surf. You just have to sign up again. The page that you list for the Ring must be the page where the links will be located. This is a change in the requirements for being accepted to the Ring.
  2. Replace the old Guild links with the new ones that will be emailed to you. There is a new default set of links (home, next and previous) that uses three graphics. The links for the graphics will point to the server. You do not have to change the graphics links unless you want to use different graphics. If you do use a different graphics set, or a different style of links, be sure to copy the graphics from the Link Graphics section of this page.
  3. Email the Ringmistress when the links are in place.
  4. After I receive your email, I will add you to this Ring and delete your site from the Yahoo ring.

At some point in the future I will be deleting the Yahoo ring. Any sites that have not re-joined by that time will be lost. Right now it looks like the Yahoo ring will be around until November 15, 2000.

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