The rules for these rings (directly from WebRing)
"If you are here because your ring is already out of your control, there isn't much anyone will do. This page is the most detailed information you'll find. Thus WebRing Support will decline any requests to return a ring to a previous manager. No explanation has ever been accepted by Support for a manager's absence. Since managers can log in to view rings, a lack of application notification emails is not valid. Since Helpers are available, no extended absence is permitted. Passive management is history.
If a ring is not in your account now, this does not mean there is no chance for you to manage it again. It depends upon the management status. Compare the managing ID on the hub with what is shown below to determine its status." (The ID's from the previous posts are what are listed below)
Yup. A fellow that runs a small community business ring I am a part of woke up one day to it being run by SYSTEM. He doesn't know much about it (ring operations) so he is telling the local businesses by telephone to just take the nav bars off because none of them know what to do, and there doesn't seem to be any "adopt me" showing anyplace.