Change to Navbar customization
external links are no longer allowed due to the proliferation of ADS on navbars. This is inconvenient for some who used links for fairly legitimate reasons (i.e., to link to a webring "join" page). But, there are ways to accomplish this within the acceptable customization limits. SPecifically, sites you link to should be sites in Rings and those sites should have navigation code on them. The whole idea of a Ring, after all, is to SHARE traffic, not divert traffic.