Traffic Report for September 1995

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. HumorList Information
  4. Countries Information
  5. Contribution of Humor
  6. Commonly Used ListServ Commands
  7. Month Index
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  Hi, everyone!  This is Jim Goldman, the Traffic Reporter for the HUMOR
list.  It is basically my responsibility to keep track of the number of
posts the HUMOR list has daily.  Once a month I send this out to the entire
list.  I have chosen for my time to post it sometime during the first whole
week of a month.  That would be today.  First off, I want to underscore that
I am here for you.  If you have any comments about HUMOR, please feel free
to email me at  Secondly, if you wish to become a
contributor, and are not, all you need to do is send the command GET HUMOR
GUIDE to LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU.  The command goes in the body of the
message.  The HUMOR Guide will tell you everything you would need to know
in order to become a contributor.  And finally, if you have a comment
regarding a specific post, you may address it to the person who posted it.
I, personally cannot speak for all 588 contributors, but I, for one,
appreciate it when someone sends me an email about something I have posted.
Once again, if you have any concerns you would like to see addressed, I am
always here for you at  (That's the same one as the
us... that appears with the headers, just more "user friendly.")
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So, without further ado, here is the traffic report:

                Traffic Report for HUMOR, 24 September - 30 September
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 24  Sunday           6       12       10        8        6
 25  Monday          18        7       12       19       16
 26  Tuesday         15       16       11        8       10
 27  Wednesday       16        7       16       18        9
 28  Thursday        11       17        8       18       21
 29  Friday          13       11       14       15       12
 30  Saturday        10        9        8        9        7

  Averages          12.7     11.3     11.3     13.6     11.6

Subscriptions       6,898    6,926    7,013    7,133    7,195
Countries             62       62       62       62       62
Contributors         568      576      579      587      588

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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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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Here is a list of all subscribing countries (not counting concealed
  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, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico,
Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South
Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay,
USA, Venezuela
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:

  Subject: The Confessional 

  Mrs. Murphy slid into the confessional and admitted that she had
committed adultery.  "Oh, not you, Mrs. Murphy," the priest said,
  "I'm afraid so, father."
  "It must have been against your will, then."
  "No, it was against the china cabinet," she said.  "And it would
have done your heart good to have heard the dishes rattle."

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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