Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Antiwar.Com Pledge Ring HQ


[Disclaimer: As of the establishment of the Antiwar.com Pledge Ring, I am not, and never have been, employed by Antiwar.com (if they ever offered to hire me, I'm sure I'd jump on such an opportunity, though -- so don't take this as a denial that I ever will work for them). I am not receiving any financial compensation from Antiwar.com for setting up or administering the Pledge Ring, nor do I have any reason to believe that Antiwar.com does, or will at any time in the future, endorse or approve of the pledge ring. It is entirely a personal project of mine, intended to create a third party quid pro quo for pledging to Antiwar.com - KN@PPSTER]

The long and short of it: The Antiwar.com Pledge Ring is a web ring. It is open to participation exclusively by those who pledge and pay a contribution of at least $5 per month for the support of Antiwar.com. I've said elsewhere why I believe they need and deserve such support (Google it if you're not already convinced).

Here's how to join:

- If you haven't already done so, get thee to http://www.antiwar.com/donate and set up your monthly pledge.

- Forward a copy of the "thank you" email you receive (or, if you're already a pledger, the email receipt for your latest pledge payment) to me at awcpledgering at rationalreview dot com. At the top of the forwarded message, include the URL you'll be participating in the ring with.

- Click on the "join" button in the Ring Doomaflitchit and follow the instructions, including insertion of the ring code on your site.

Once I've seen the documentation of your pledge AND you've gone through the "join" procedure, I'll approve your site ... unless.

The unless is this: No "hate" sites, and I reserve the right to exercise my own personal discretion as to what constitutes same. If you're publishing racist, anti-semitic (I do NOT define all anti-Israel/pro-Arab material as "anti-semitic," btw), xenophobic, homophobic or otherwise nauseating material, consider the "not welcome" mat out. No refunds (you're not giving ME money, after all), no notice, just the old heave-ho. You're welcome to pledge your financial support to Antiwar.com, but I won't be part of promoting your site.

FYI, the default Bravenet-provided ring code for insertion on your site isn't very blog-sidebar-friendly. Feel free to use the following instead, first replacing all instances of "(siteid)" with the unique identifying number included in the code that Bravenet gives you. Works the same, but it compresses to less than 200 pixels wide on demand and fits nicely in most sidebars (and doesn't separate into two blocks like it's doing for some unknown reason in this post). See the sidebar for an example of how it looks (and note -- you're probably going to have to screw with line breaks to get this code to work -- sorry about that, but I couldn't figure out any way to keep it from flowing out into the sidebar without inserting artificial breaks):

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