Traffic Report for October 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 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

For those of you on the posters' list, you can conceal that, too, by
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 (I'm not concealed...), visit my home page at, or visit HUMOR's website at (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,
Zambia, Zimbabwe

                            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
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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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