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The Ring of Death
The Ring of Death
The Ring of Death
The Ring of Death


Welcome! This is the homepage for the Ring of Death. Started in June of 1996, the Webring contains great homepages dedicated to the topic of death and dying around the web, all linked together in a circular fashion. If you are interested in joining or would like to jump to a random site in the ring, see below.

What we want for the Ring:

While we respect diversity, there are a few kinds of pages which are not suitable for the ring:

The Ringmaster reserves the right to remove any site which does not meet these standards.
  • If you are already part of the webring, and need to edit your site's attributes (URL, your e-mail address, site description, or password), enter your site ID and password below:
    Site ID:

    How to join the ring

    Here are the steps that need to be followed to join The Ring of Death. Please follow them closely to preserve the integrity of the ring! If
    • Save a copy of the two Ring of Death graphics you see below. I call the one on the left dring.jpg and the one on the right dnring.jpg.
    • Add the below HTML fragment to your death-related page.
    Begin HTML Fragment

    <!-- Begin Webring Fragment --> <font size=2> <a href=""><img src="dring.gif" align=left border=0></a> <a href=""><img src="dnring.gif" align=right border=0></a> <center><br> This <a href="">Ring of Death</a> site is owned by <a href="mailto:______">______</a>. <br><br> Click for the<BR> [ <a href="">Next Page</a> | <a href="">Skip It</a> | <a href="">Next 5</a> | <A HREF="" TARGET="_new">Search</A> ] <br><br> Want to join the ring? Click here for <a href="">info</a>. <br><br></center> </font> <!-- End Webring Fragment -->

    End HTML Fragment
    • Change the e-mail address and name so that they are your own.
    • Make sure the fragment points to images on your own site. The Webring link, however, should still point to

      When you are done, it should look like this:

      This Ring of Death site is owned by Your Name Here!.

      Click for the
      [ Next Page | Skip It | Next 5 | Search ]

      Want to join the ring? Click here for info.

    • Fill out the below form to register your site and write down the Site ID number you are assigned. This will put your page in the Ring of Death's 'Queue', where it will remain until someone adds you to the ring. This does not insert you in the ring; the actual insertion is done later.
      Your page's URL:
      Your page's title:
      Your e-mail address:
      Password: (The password allows you to later add others to the ring. Please do not forget it! If you have any problems, e-mail

    • Change the four references to (one on the dnring.jpg image and the other three a bit further down) so that the id= is followed by your Site ID number. For example, if your site ID is 123, the href should be something like
    • E-mail the owner of the Ring of Death site and ask him to add you to the ring. Be sure to include your Site ID Number in the e-mail message. They will probably (hopefully) want to look at your page to make sure it is worthy of addition and make sure the Ring of Death HTML fragment on your page is okay.
    • After checking out your page, the existing Ring of Death's owner will take your Site ID Number and use it to add you to the ring. You should then receive an e-mail telling you you've been added.
    • That's it! You should now be able to navigate the entire ring until to make it back to your own page (although it may take a while). An easy way to make sure it is working is to go to the homepage of the person who added you and see if the next button takes you to your own page.

    Edit your site information
    Enter your ring id, site id, and password below to log into Webring Management. Forgot your password?

    Ring ID:
    Site ID:

    Optional Graphics....

    If you want something more expansive, try these:

    If you would like to insert the ring of death graphic at the top of your page, you can use these images:

    Note that this second graphic is meant only as a shortcut. To be part of the Ring, you must include the complete html code featured above somewhere in your pages. You may link the small icons to your first page and any other pages and then include the complete code on another page. The complete code must appear somewhere in your pages and the small icons must, at very least, lead on to the Ring homepage and to the next site as shown above.

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    This page and all contents © 1995, 1996 by Sage Weil and Joel GAzis-SAx.
    Illustrations by Massimiliano Bertuzzi