Communication is the foundation of the Internet and Email is vital to the operation of our ring. We have lost many members and several others are currently suspended from active ROCCS participation simply because they didn't read their Email or the Member's Bulletin and respond to the information that I took the time to make available.
Yahoo!Webring is continually changing rules and formats, and it is vital that you be at least a little bit aware of the changes. In the past fifteen months I've removed several members for failing to keep a current Email address. It just takes too much time to attempt "chasing 'em down." My experience has shown that members who ignore Email also do not maintain their web site. This situation is so common that unless I have regularly corresponded with the member in question, I won't take time from the other members or from my ministry in a futile attempt to find the Email address of a member who has permitted their address to expire. I will visit a member site if their Email address is invalid, but if there is no Email link or the link is bad on their web site, I will delete the site from ROCCS in the hope that, perhaps some day, the owner will discover that they're no longer a member and contact me.
(1) Having a valid and accessible Email address remains an absolute requirement for continued ROCCS membership.
(2) Yahoo removed RingMaster access to Member Profiles on September 1, 2000. So, if you change Email addresses for your web site you MUST already be a Yahoo! member or you must join Yahoo!Webring and associate your site so you can edit your Yahoo! Member Profile. I can not do that for you.
(3) If your Email address consistently "bounces" Email, I will enforce ROCCS rules and delete your site from the ring.
Recently a former ROCCS member decided to leave ROCCS unless I would it move it from Yahoo! to some place else on the Internet. I have rejected his reasons for lacking reason. This is an slightly-edited version of the letter I sent to him:
In mid-April Moose is scheduled to meet with his neurosurgeon preparatory to the repair of the bulged L-5 disk, the bottom disk in his lower back. He is responding well to morphine save for intermittent periods of nausea and vomiting, and has been able to significantly reduce the dose he needs to control the excruciating pain in his lower back and right leg. Post-surgical recovery, according to his MD/GP, will require eight to ten weeks.
Your continued prayers are needed for his miraculous healing, or for God to guide the surgeon's hand if that is the way He chooses to heal my son, and for his delivery from addiction to morphine once this ordeal is over. Thank you O LORD for your mercy in relieving his terrible pain. AMEN!
PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE NOT POSTED A LINK ON YOUR ROCCS MEMBER SITE TO THE ANTICHRIST BUSINESS, BELIEFNET.COM . Any ROCCS member site which posts a link to Beliefnet.com will be suspended until the link is removed. If the link is not removed promptly, the offending site will have its ROCCS membership terminated.
Our astute and vigilant ROCCS member, Ed Stoffel, forwarded the article that I have included below. Although I have not corroborated author Susan Sargent's claim that "... Yahoo has partnered with beliefnet.com and we have recently become aware that many sites located in Geocities are now displaying beliefnet.com banners..., " the official ROCCS position on Yahoo's selling pornography 1 will apply to this case as well.
I won't take any action unless an ROCCS member site posts a link to beliefnet.com. Since Beliefnet advertising banners generate income for the a web site owner, the presence of Beliefnet ads constitute the corruption of Christian principles for mere money. No ROCCS member will be allowed to collect his "twenty pieces of silver" from Beliefnet and remain in the ring. Believers are called to walk as Jesus did, carrying the Gospel to all sinners. Christians most certainly are not called to become paid participants promoting corruption .
Any ROCCS member site which posts a Beliefnet link is being PAID to participate in Beliefnet's promotion of antichrist heresy, apostasy, atheism, and heathen doctrines. It is ROCCS' non-negotiable position that anyone who accepts money for promoting Beliefnet's wicked doctrines is a liar and an antichrist as described in 1John 2:22, "Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son." (NKJ) If a webmaster posts a Beliefnet advertisement to any ROCCS member site, the action will presume receipt or anticipation of payment from Beliefnet. The site will not be permitted to remain in our ring.
Here is a copy of the forwarded letter from Warriors of Christ (WOC) re the wicked beliefnet.com web site. I have included the Warriors of Christ link that you may verify this letter:
official ROCCS position
on the now-dead Yahoo