Traffic Report for March 1996

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. Sample Postings Information
  5. Contribution of Humor
  6. Commonly Used ListServ Commands
  7. Month Index
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Hi, everyone, this is Jim, with this week's traffic report.  Once a
month, on the first Sunday of that month, I send the report to the
entire HUMOR list.  Welcome to the month of April, 1996.

A month ago, I announced that the HUMOR website
was up and running smoothly.  There is a little bit of something in
it for everyone.  The main page is an overview of the site and the
list.  From there you have the option of viewing the HUMOR guide to
becoming a contributor, and even take the short exam to become one
directly from the website.  (As per Bill Edwards's request, it is
not a form, so your browser does not need to be forms-capable).
You can still get the HUMOR guide by sending

There are also numerous links to other humorous sites and
newsgroups, as well as links to the home pages of our contributors
who have taken set up shop, so to speak, on the world wide web
(note to contributors: if you have a home page, let me know.  I'll
link to you).  Also over the course of the week I select certain
contributions that I feel deserve to be shared with the whole World
(Wide Web, that is) and upload them to our "sample" page.

The only modifications I will do to a post are (1) if there is a
lengthy signature file, I may truncate it, and (2) if an offensive
warning is inside "less than" and "greater than" signs (<>) I will
turn them into brackets ({}).  The reason I do this is to keep your
webserver from seeing "" as some new html tag.

This does not affect the archives within the listserver, and all of
the posts chosen in a given week for this page are either in the
HUMOR notebook (you can get this by sending LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
the command GET HUMOR NOTEBOOK) And finally, you will find two
different versions of the numbers on the weekly traffic report --
one for browsers that support forms, and one for those that do not.

There is going to be one more part of the website that I hope to
have uploaded by the time I send this report to the entire list
next month, but that is still a secret and in the works.  (And
trust me on this one. This particular page takes longer to build
than your average web page...)

One of the domains that receives HUMOR on a daily basis is the
domain *.su.  This is recognized, by internet standards as "Soviet
Union."  Those of you who are reading this words with this domain,
where *are* you?  Would you like me to modify the list of countries
to show your real country, rather than "Soviet Union"?

As always, my mailbox is open for you, if you have any questions,
comments or concerns.  Please feel free to email me at:, take a look to my personal home page at or take a look at the HUMOR website
at  Have a great
week/month everyone!
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            Traffic Report for HUMOR, 31 March - 6 April
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 31  Sunday          14       11       10       12       12
  1  Monday          16       16       19       19       27
  2  Tuesday         13       14       25       14       29
  3  Wednesday       21       18       21       22       24
  4  Thursday        15       16       14       29       15
  5  Friday          16       15       15       19       18
  6  Saturday        14       12       11       12       12

  Averages          15.6     14.6     16.4     18.1     19.6

Subscriptions      9,587    9,589    9,576    9,472    9,415
Countries            74       74       75       75       74
Contributors        750      764      767      768      776

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 countries registered to our listserver are as follows (please
email me if your country is not listed here):

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Hongkong, Hungary, Iceland,
India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia,
Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore,
Slovakia, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA,

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The posts in the last week which have been chosen for the
sample.html page are as follows (in order as they appeared during
the past week):

     Name                     Subject
 1. Piotr Plebaniak           Quotes part 47
 2. Lee Bradley               Crazy Cow
 3. Ken Brousseau Sr.         Wanted: Manager Trainees
 4. Richard V. Gilpin         A Pullman anecdote
 5. D. S. Paull               A Letter From Home
 6. MR LYLE J KINNAMAN        Sore loser {off. to bible students}
 7. Sarah W. Soderlund        Joke Variety - not offensive
 8. James Bologna             Humor: This page left blank...
 9. 2Lt Gwen Eckman           Passing the Exam
10. Roland, Andrew J          200 bucks {adult theme, nudity}

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And now for my usual contribution of humor:

Subject:  A hot rod?  

Little Johnny was showing off his homemade motor scooter to his
best friend, Jimmy.  "Where'd you get the motor?" asked Jimmy.

"My dad's iron lung"

"What did your dad say about that?"

"'AAAAARRRRRGGGHH!'" said Johnny.

Jim Goldman, Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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