Traffic Report for January 1997

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. HumorList Information
  3. Traffic Report
  4. Countries Information
  5. Contribution of Humor
  6. Month Index
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Hi, everyone!  This is Jim, comin' at ya with this week's traffic report.
Every week, I send this report to the contributors, and once a month, I
send it to the entire HUMOR List.  February 1997 is upon us.

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First and foremost, I'd like to welcome the newest HUMOR listowner.
Veterans of the list will recall that this man helped keep the list afloat
while Bill Edwards, our founder and primary owner, was on sabbatical a few
years ago in India.  Jay Harman will be taking over the responsibilities of
Paul Robinson as HUMOR's error handler.  Paul seems to be missing in
action.  If anyone has seen or heard from him, tell him he's late for

Secondly, I'd like to pose a question to the entirety of the list.  A
while back, someone asked me about how to get something from HUMOR's
archives (which are readily available if you send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
the command INDEX HUMOR) that pre-dates the oldest date given.  (That's
usually about six months ago...)  Good question.  (Evasive answer.)  In
wanting to give this person the best possible answer, it took me an
unusually long amount of time -- and I still haven't gotten a complete one.
At least now I can say that the listserver automatically purges the
archives after about six months or so.  (Give or take a few days of
course...)  Well, that answers the 'why' but not the actual question.  If
there is anyone out there reading these words who keeps an archive of HUMOR
that goes back more than six months or so, please email me privately.

And if you are reading these words now, but don't read them weekly, you
are encouraged to become a contributor.  Who knows?  You may be next to
become a listowner, just like Jay, Larry Randall (our rules enforcer) and
me.  This is your proverbial first step.  Send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the
command GET HUMOR GUIDE, and you'll learn all about the list and the rules
that goven it (including the 99-line limit rule that I am using ownership
privilege to break right now...), and be given a small test to become a
contributor.  You can also see the HUMOR guide at

If, for any reason you need to get off the list, send
LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SIGNOFF HUMOR.  Like all commands, it
goes in the text of your message.  You may send multiple commands, provided
you have no more (and no less) than one command per line of text.
Punctuation is not necessary.

If you have any further questions, feel free to send me an email at, visit my home page at, or visit HUMOR's website at  Have a great week/month,
everyone, and I'll see you all next week/month.

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            Traffic Report for HUMOR, 26 January - 1 February
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 26  Sunday           7       18        8       18       19
 27  Monday           9       13       10       22       14
 28  Tuesday          8       17       16       20       18
 29  Wednesday        7       19       23       19       18
 30  Thursday        10       14       25       14       17
 31  Friday          11       18       16       10       14
  1  Saturday        11        9       15       13       15

  Averages           9.0     15.4     16.1     16.6     16.4

Subscriptions      9,594    9,752    9,692    9,717    9,812
Countries             89       89       89       92       92
Contributors         848      860      804      810      810

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, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta,
Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa,
Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,
Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA,
Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

                             Total countries: 92
                 Email me if your country is not listed here.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:
Subject:  A near-fatal attraction

Exerpted from the book _News From the Fringe,_ (c) 1993 by John J Kohut and
Roland Sweet

Hormone Pills, taken by a woman to rid herself of excess facial hair, also
made her pet rottweiler sexually obsessed with her.  Writing in the British
medical journal _The Lancet_, Leeds dermatologist John Cotterill said that
the pills may have subtly changed the woman's body oder, so that the dog
"would not leave her alone."  The woman solved her problem by having the
dog castrated.

   Jim Goldman,  HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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