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The Player Piano Ring
By John A. Tuttle

Hello again.  The Player Piano Ring is now completely operative and
it is much better than I had first envisioned.  Besides the obvious
advantage of being able to easily navigate between sites within the
ring, the 'All Pages' link on every members' page leads to the complete
listing of Every Site within the ring.  And as well as providing a
direct link from that page to each members' web site, space is provided
for the site owner to tell the surfer what's at their site.  During
the initial setup or at ANYTIME thereafter, the site owner can state in
his/her own words exactly what their site is all about.  You can't get
more focused than that with any of the conventional means in use today.

There is no doubt in my mind that surfers, using conventional search
indexes, will (sooner or later) find your web site.  And that at that
point, all your hard work may be rewarded by a sale, an email, a
guest book entry or an increase in the number of hits on your counter.
But why force the surfer to slog through the hundreds of search index
listings?  Once a surfer lands at any site within the Player Piano
Ring, they will have instant access to the entire ring.  Come ON!
I can think of at least a dozen other sites that are listed on my
Links Page that could really benefit from joining the ring.  The
majority of player- related sites that I've seen each have something
specific to offer their visitors.  There are overlaps, that's to be
expected.  However, a fisherman, working all by himself in a vast ocean
will never catch as many fish as a group of fishermen working together
as a team.  Isn't that why we provide links to begin with? It's common
sense and good for business!

The 'All Pages' list of sites in the Player Piano Ring can be seen
by pointing your browser to:

So take a few minutes, visit any of the sites within the ring and JOIN!
You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

The Player Piano Ring 'Home Page' has been posted to 840 search indexes
and links sites around the world.  We're doing the leg work for the
benefit of all ring members.  Take advantage of this FREE opportunity
to increase your sites exposure on that vast ocean known as the World
Wide Web.

By the way, Gabriel Della Fave has graciously accepted the responsi-
bility of managing the Player Piano Ring.  As a computer programmer,
Gabe is much better equipped to help newcomers with any questions
concerning the proper placement of the html code which must be used
by all member sites.  You can contact Gabe directly at

For a complete look into what WebRing is all about, point your browser

If anyone knows of a better system than WebRing for joining forces,
please tell me about it.  I'm all ears!  And if you don't want to
join forces... hey, I understand.  I've been rowing this little one-man
boat for over 2-1/2 years.  I've got some pretty strong arms.  :-)

And here's a thought:  Why don't you music box folks create the
'Music Box Ring'?

And here's another thought:  Why don't you roll makers create a
'Roll Makers Ring'?

The possibilities are virtually limitless.  You can join as many rings
as you like.  They're ALL FREE!  Work together...  it's more fun and
more profitable.

What's that old saying:  'United we stand, divided we fall'?
Think about it.


John A. Tuttle (
Becoming a Team Player

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