Traffic Report for November 1996

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. Contribution of Humor
  5. Month Index
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Hi, everyone!  This is Jim, comin' at you with this week's Traffic Report.
The first Sunday of every month, I send the report to the entire HUMOR
list, as opposed to just the contributors.
  Welcome to December.
  In the past month I have gotten a couple of emails from subscribers who
are receiving unsolicited emails from someone who has apparently looked
into the email addresses of the subscribers of HUMOR.  I told them that,
essentially, there is not much I can do to prevent someone from looking
through the lists of addresses -- other than wonder how much free time
someone might have by trying to track down more than nine thousand distinct
addresses -- and using it to solicit whatever they may be hawking.
  There is, however, something you can do to prevent your address from
being found by someone who knows the addresses and commands for the
listserver: you can conceal your subscription.  You will notice that the
numbers below indicate "both concealed and non-concealed" subscribers to
HUMOR.  Concealed basically protects your email address from being
identified to someone trying to browse the listserver.  If you feel that
you need this, all you need to do is send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the
command SET HUMOR CONCEAL.  Like all commands to the listserver, it goes in
the body of the text of your email.
  If you are reading these words now, and don't receive this Traffic Report
weekly, you are invited to become a contributor.  You must pass a short
exam that is more of a test to make sure you understand the basic workings
of the listserver.  You can get the guide to being a contributor, and the
exam by sending LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command GET HUMOR GUIDE, or on
the World Wide Web at
  Have a great month, everyone!  If you have any questions or concerns,
feel free to email me at, visit my home page at, or visit the HUMOR website at (please note the spelling
of HUMOR with a total of one U, for those of you who learned your spelling
rules by British, as opposed to American English...)
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So here's this week's Traffic Report:

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

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

 24  Sunday           4        9        5        6        6
 25  Monday          13       18        8       13       18
 26  Tuesday         12       15       10       11       16
 27  Wednesday       14        8       12       15       15
 28  Thursday        13       19       10       18       13
 29  Friday          15       13       15       13        7
 30  Saturday        13        8        8        9        9

  Averages         12.0     12.9      9.7     12.1     12.0

Subscriptions      8 986    9 157    9 242    9 043    9 182
Countries            88       88       88       88       88
Contributors        827      841      848      825      833

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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HUMOR is dispatched daily to the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Brunei
Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador,
Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait,
Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova,
Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland,
Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri
Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda,
United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

                                Total countries: 88

                   Email me if your country is not listed here.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:

Subject: More than 31 Flavors? 

One day Herb was in the mood for ice cream, so he walked to the nearby
Baskin-Robbins and ordered a sundae.  "And be sure to put a cherry on top,"
he instructed the waitress.
  Fifteen minutes later the sundae arrived at his table.  Pushing it away,
Herb complained, "Where's the cherry?  I'm not eating this."
  Lifting her skirt, the waitress picked up the dish and sat on it.  "Will
this do?" she giggled.
  "Well, okay," said Herb grudgingly, "but it better not have any stones in
it or I'm not paying."

   Jim Goldman,  HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster

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