Traffic Report for October 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 everyone!  This is Jim, the traffic reporter for the HUMOR list.
It is my responsibility to keep track of the number of submissions and
subscribers to the list.  At the start of the first full week of a month,
I post my traffic report to the entire list.  Welcome to November.  My
mailbox is here for you, and if you have any questions, problems, or
concerns, please feel free to direct them to me at jimphynn@interramp.com.
I also encourage you to take a look at my web page, if you have access.
I have recently moved my web page from a preliminary site to
http://www.webcom.com/jimphynn.
  In the past month, I have received emails from subscribers around
the world, asking me about the subscribers from different countries.
Specifically, they were asking about subscribers in Bahrain, and in
Russia.  If you are reading these words, reside in either of those
countries, and wish to start an email pen-pal relationship with someone
who is interested, please email me and I will let the people who
expressed their interest know about it.
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  Without further ado, here is this week's traffic report:

                Traffic Report for HUMOR, 29 October - 4 November
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 29  Sunday          11       11        9       14       10
 30  Monday          14       13       12       14       16
 31  Tuesday         17       13       10       18       23
  1  Wednesday       21       19       12       18       18
  2  Thursday        16       16       19       10       13
  3  Friday          22       15       13       18       19
  4  Saturday        14        7        8       11       11

  Averages          16.4     13.4     11.9     14.7     15.7

Subscriptions       7,263    7,477    7,623    7,765    7,865
Countries             65       67       67       67       67
Contributors         596      604      611      612      625
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Here is a list of countries (unconcealed subscribers) to which the
HUMOR list goes.  If your country is not listed here, please let me
know.

  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain,
Greece, Hongkong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, 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, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay,
USA, and Venezuela.
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
GUIDE from our LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU address.

** The following are the goals of HUMOR:

To provide a daily average of 10-20 substantial examples of
humor.
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
max).
  Conserve bandwidth: Avoid blank lines. No ASCII art. No
signature file.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:

Subject:  Deaths in the Family


  "Hey, man, you look terrible," Brad remarked to his friend Pete.
"What's up?"
  "Two months ago, my aunt Betty died -- and left me $20 000," Pete
replied.
  "Sorry to hear about that.  Is that why you're bummed out?"
  Pete shook his head.  "Last month, my grandfather died -- and left me
$50 000."
  "Two deaths in two months," Brad said.  "That's tough."
  "But this month," Pete sighed, "nothing."

Jim Goldman, Traffic Reporter   (jimphynn@interramp.com)
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To leave the contributors list send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command
SIGNOFF HUMOR-P.
To leave HUMOR send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SIGNOFF HUMOR.
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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