Traffic Report for July 1995

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. HumorList Information
  5. Contribution of Humor
  6. Commonly Used ListServ Commands
  7. Month Index
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Hello!  This is Jim, your friendly neighborhood traffic reporter.  For
those of you new subscribers out there, I send a weekly traffic report
out to the contributors to the HUMOR list, and once a month (usually
within a day or two of the first saturday of the month) I send the
report to the entire HUMOR list.  It is basically my responsibility to track
the number of contributions to the list, but considering my relative
visibility among the listowners, I am also here in case you
have any problems or concerns.  If you have any questions or comments, please
feel free to email
me at
  Last month I asked those of you who were "concealed" subscribers why
you have chosen to conceal your membership.  I want to personally thank
all of you who answered.  As I promised, your letters have been
deleted, and I still won't tell anyone what you said.  I guess this is about
as personal as I can get...  Thank you anyway.  :)
  Without further ado,
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Here is the weekly traffic report:

                Traffic Report for HUMOR, 30 July - 5 August
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

                  4 Weeks  3 Weeks  2 Weeks   1 Week    Last
Date   Day          Back     Back     Back     Back     Week

 30  Sunday          14        7        9       11       11
 31  Monday          11       10       16       18       16
  1  Tuesday         12       12       19       16       11
  2  Wednesday       14       11       14       17       12
  3  Thursday        14       19       12       11       14
  4  Friday          14       15       13       15       14
  5  Saturday         9        6        9        7        6

  Averages          12.5     11.4     13.1     13.6     12.0

Subscriptions       6,900    6,902    6,916    6,809    6,677
Countries             62       61       61       60       60
Contributors         538      541      542      544      554

These are based on addresses registered to our listserver. It does
not include addresses which receive HUMOR via local bulletin board,
area distribution lists, etc.  These numbers include both concealed
and non-concealed subscribers.
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  Here is a list of all of the subscribing countries:
  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada,
China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hongkong, Hungary,
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Mozambique,
Netherlands,  New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela
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The purpose of the Posters list is to protect our readers from
careless, quarrelsome, and selfish contributors. To become a
member request the instructions by sending the command GET HUMOR

** The following are the goals of HUMOR:

To provide a daily average of 10-20 substantial examples of
To provide a diversity of humor: sources, forms, and subjects.
To provide freedom of expression for contributors and protection
of sensitivities for readers.

** The following are the brief version of HUMOR's rules:

1) Three rules protect HUMOR from complaints.
  Subject line should disclose the subject of the humor.
  Subject line should include warning if potentially offensive.
  A contributor who violates rules may be suspended.

2) Six rules protect HUMOR members from excessive traffic.
  Only substantial examples of verbal humor should be posted.
  Discussion, requests, and criticisms should not be posted
  One contribution per day.
  No personal attacks, no apologies, and no reactions.
  Articles should normally be shorter than 25 lines (99 lines
  Conserve bandwidth: Avoid blank lines. No ASCII art. No
signature file.
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And now for some obligatory humor >offensive to animal lovers<

  An antelope and a lion took a booth in a roadside diner.  When the
waiter came over, the antelope said, "I'd like a bowl of hay and a side
order of radishes, please."
  "What will your friend have?"
  "Nothing for him."
  "Isn't he hungry?"
  "Idiot!" the antelope exclaimed in disbelief.  "If he were hungry,
would I be sitting here?"

Jim Goldman, Traffic Reporter   (
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To subscribe send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command
SUBSCRIBE HUMOR Call-name FamilyName.
A command goes in the 1st line of the message field.

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