Traffic Report for February 1997

  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, with this week's Traffic Report.  Every week I
send this report to the contributors, and on the first Sunday of each
month, I send a condensed version to the list.  (So to speak, depending on
how long my introduction is...)

There are now more than ten thousand people (officially.  Unofficially, I
suspect that it's been more than that for a while now) reading these words.
Welcome aboard to all of the new people.  If you haven't already done so,
you are invited to join the ranks of those privileged to contribute to the
list.  For more information, send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command GET
HUMOR GUIDE.  (Even if you don't want to become a contributor, the GUIDE is
a good thing to have to help get the hang of using the listserver to your
advantage.)  It's also available on our website at

An issue that has come up several times in the past couple of months --
and I feel obligated to address -- is that HUMOR does not discourage you
from sending an email to a contributor to offer your position on what he or
she has said on the list.  (This is especially true if you liked it.)  I do
want to warn anyone who is offended by the content of a post, however, that
voicing your offense to the poster may only serve to build an animosity
between you and the person who offended you.  This is not to say that you
may be wrong in taking offense to something, but rather that you should
exercise the same caution in voicing your offense as you would with someone
who offended you to your face, but you otherwise do not know.

Most of all, though, sit back, relax, enjoy what is said on HUMOR, and
don't take anything *too* seriously.  If you have any questions, feel free
to email me at, visit my home page at  or visit HUMOR's website at
  I'll see y'all either next week (if you're a contributor) or next month
(if you're not and won't become one in the next month...)

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            Traffic Report for HUMOR, 23 February - 1 March
                  (Number of articles posted each day)

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

 23  Sunday          19       14       14        9        9
 24  Monday          14       15       16       11       17
 25  Tuesday         18       14       17       14       20
 26  Wednesday       18        9       13       15       16
 27  Thursday        17       15       20       18       16
 28  Friday          14       12       15       17       14
  1  Saturday        15       14       13       13       12

  Averages          16.4     13.3     15.4     13.9     14.9

Subscriptions      9,812    9,893    9,947   10,119   10,229
Countries             92       94       94       94       94
Contributors         810      821      824      827      820

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, Chile, 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, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab
Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

                            Total countries: 94
                Email me if your country is not listed here.

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And now for my obligatory sample of humor:
Subject: Generic Ethnic Joke 

[NOTE: Please fill in the blank with whichever ethnic group you love to hate]

  When the _________ woman answered her front door, it was only to hear the
sorry tidings, shouted through the crack of the open door, that her husband
had been killed.  "And that's not the worst of it, Ma'am," said the
foreman.  "He was run over by a steamroller."
  "I'm in my bathrobe," said the new widow.  "Could you slip him under the

   Jim Goldman,  HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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