Traffic Report for October 1997
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- Introductory Comments
- Traffic Report
- Countries Information
- Contribution of Humor
- Month Index
Hi, everyone! This is Jim, 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 list. Welcome to November.
Those of you in the northern hemisphere are experiencing the weather
getting colder and the leaves on the trees changing color, falling to
the ground, and concealing whatever lies below them. Wouldn't it be
nice to be hidden from whatever it is you wouldn't want to know who or
where you are? In this day and age, privacy, especially on the
Internet, is not always easy to achieve. Not long ago I received an
email from someone who asked me point-blank how to search the
listserver for addresses registered to it. I politely turned him down.
But the short and simple truth is, it can be done. There is a wall
you can put up, though: you can conceal your subscription. Note that
the numbers of subscribers below "include both concealed and
non-concealed" addresses. If you're one of the 636 (as of this week)
concealed subscribers, the only thing we know about you is that you're
subscribed, and your domain. (.com, .org., .edu, etc...) Otherwise we
don't know how to reach you directly. If you don't want someone
searching the listserver for your email addresses, send
LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SET HUMOR CONCEAL.
For those of you on the posters' list, you can conceal that, too, by
sending LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SET HUMOR-P CONCEAL. Of
course, posting to the list will reveal your email address to all
readers, but that's another problem altogether.
If you'd like to join the elite ranks of contributors, you must first
take a short exam. Send LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command GET HUMOR
GUIDE and follow the instructions there. We're a little bit (although
not much) more fair than the Top 5 List.
And finally, if you'd like to get off the list, send
LISTSERV@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU the command SIGNOFF HUMOR. We'll be sorry to
see you go.
All commands go in the body of your message.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org (I'm not concealed...), visit my home page at
http://www.webcom.com/jimphynn, or visit HUMOR's website at
http://www.webcom.com/jimphynn/humor/humor.html (note to our
non-American-schooled subscribers: there is exactly one U in the
spelling of "humor.") Have a great month!
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Traffic Report for HUMOR, 26 October - 1 November
(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 4 4 5 6
27 Monday 19 11 10 14 10
28 Tuesday 13 14 10 11 12
29 Wednesday 10 9 13 12 17
30 Thursday 11 13 12 14 12
31 Friday 14 12 12 10 12
1 Saturday 10 5 4 6 6
Average 12.0 9.7 9.3 10.3 10.7
Subscriptios 8,801 8,766 8,613 8,590 8,700
Countries 103 103 103 103 103
Contributors 719 713 716 713 711
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, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium,
Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada,
Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia,
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 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, Mauritius, Mexico,
Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Quebec, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland,
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,
Total countries: 103
Email me if your country is not listed here.
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.
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And now for my usual contribution of humor:
Subject: But isn't that name more appropriate for a son?
Excerpted from the book _Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest,_ (c) 1996 by John J
Kohut and Roland Sweet
George and Tina Rollason of York, Pennsylvania, named their daughter
Atheist Evolution Rollason. Said George: "There's so many people named
Christian or Christine. This is just one person named Atheist. What
the heck's the difference?"
Jim Goldman, HUMOR list Traffic Reporter and Webmaster
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