Traffic Report for July 1994
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Dear HUMOR members:
This is a traffic report for the HUMOR list. Contributors receive a
report each week, so they can gauge the amount of traffic. Once a
month I send this report to readers, too. Contributors agree to
support the list goal of a maximum daily average of 20.0 posts. Last
week we averaged 17.9 posts per day. We also include a clear subject
label and a sensitivity warning when there is possible offense.
I continue to invite list readers to register as contributors. You can
request the *Contributor's Guide* by sending the command GET HUMOR
GUIDE to the LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU address. After reading that
document, you will need to send me numbered answers (one of which
includes an opportunity to present a bit of humor--testing your
ability to write an appropriate subject line). There is no expectation
that contributors post on a regular basis.
BAD NEWS: The UGA HUMOR list has been banned from major system. The
Department of Veterans Affairs (US Government) banned HUMOR beginning
in July. What happened? One of our VA subscribers forwarded a number
of our more "offensive" examples of humor to others. Some of the
people did not welcome this humor. These political correct people
complained to the "wrong" people and HUMOR was banned. VA's
Information Management isn't going to reverse this decision. They are
now using the bogus criterion "not related to VA business." The real
issue was one person's offensive conduct. Now readers from at least
five other VA sites cannot read HUMOR, including one site which had a
re-distribution list. If you receive HUMOR at a commercial, military,
or government site, please be prudent with whom and how you share our
humor. There are humorless people embedded in our bureaucracies.
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Here is the current weekly traffic report:
Traffic Report for HUMOR, July 31-August 6
(Number of articles posted each day)
4 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 Weeks 1 Week Last
Date Day Back Back Back Back Week
31 Sunday 6 9 3 12 5
1 Monday 8 20 19 16 24
2 Tuesday 17 25 28 18 27
3 Wednesday 18 19 21 18 25
4 Thursday 19 25 23 30 23
5 Friday 22 14 22 14 14
6 Saturday 11 9 9 10 7
Averages 14.4 17.3 17.9 16.9 17.9
Subscriptions 3,097 3,161 3,252 3,326 3,347
Countries 51 50 50 50 51
Contributors 302 310 311 323 336
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Here are a few cartoon jokes I have seen lately:
Doctor to interns: "This patient has a rare form of medical
Boss to junior exec: "Hewes, it's come to my attention that you've
been using our Internet access to troll for babes."
Female boss to male junior exec: "You look tired and peaky, Anderson.
Why don't you put on some makeup?"
Witness who is being sworn: "Wait a minute! This is a copy of TV
Witness to judge: "Your Honor, I've already answered that question on
Maury Povich's show."
"The President's really doing the best he can with this Haitian mess.
The problem is sorting out the economic refugees from those who are
afraid of being shot! Which still doesn't explain why anyone afraid of
being shot would flee to Miami."
To loan official: "It's for a television so we can watch the Home
"See, the problem with doing things to prolong your life is that all
the extra years come at the end, when you're old."
Hate has a reason for everything, but love is unreasonable.
Bill Edwards, HUMOR listowner, BEDWARDS@UGA.BITNET (uga.cc.uga.edu)
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