Traffic Report for August 1998

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. Traffic Report
  3. Countries Information
  4. HumorList Information
  5. Commonly Used ListServ Commands
  6. Humor List Archives
  7. Contribution of Humor
  8. Month Index
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Good Morning y'all, here I am again with this week's Traffic Report.
This is the Weekly Traffic Report that is sent to all of the Humor
List subscribers once a month.

Recently, our readership has been declining at approximately 100
members a week.  The upsurge in the past two weeks is due to free
"plugs" courtesy of Rodney & Cathy's Joke List with over 18,000
subscribers and Geoffrey's (Jeff) AllWorld's Joke of the Day,
received by 40,000+ people.

Last week, I asked the contributors for their thoughts on increasing
our membership.  This week, I'd like to pose the same question to y'all.
I would appreciate any and all ideas.

Just a reminder that each Traffic Report contains a summary of the rules
and the most widely used ListServer commands.

                                        JimJr
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     Traffic Report for HUMOR, 23 August 1998 - 29 August 1998

                      (Number of articles posted each day)
                     Last   3 Weeks  2 Weeks   1 Week    Past
Date   Day           Year     Back     Back     Back     Week

 23  Sunday            9       10       12        8       12
 24  Monday           11       12       12       13       13
 25  Tuesday          10       10       12       11       10
 26  Wednesday         4       14       15       14       14
 27  Thursday         17       13       15       11       15
 28  Friday           14       12       10       16       13
 29  Saturday          3       10       10        7        8

   (Average)          10       12       12       11       12

Subscriptions      9,390    7,686    7,560    7,537    7,592
Countries            100      111      111      111      111
Contributors         761      604      609      607      604

These are based on addresses registered to our listserver. It does
not include addresses which receive HUMOR by other than direct
mailings.  The numbers include concealed/non-concealed subscribers.
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       The HumorList is sent daily to the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium,
Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada,
Chile,  China,  Colombia,  Cook Islands,  Costa Rica,  Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt,
El Salvador, England, Estonia,  Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Fiji,
Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong,
Hungary,  Iceland,  India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Ireland, Israel, Italy,
Jamaica,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kazakhstan,  Kenya,  Korea, Kuwait, Latvia,
Lebanon,  Liechtenstein,  Lithuania,  Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Malta,  Mauritius,  Mexico,  Moldova,  Morocco,  Mozambique,  Namibia,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan,
Panama, Peru,  Philippines,  Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia,
Saudi Arabia,  Scotland,  Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa,
Spain, Sri Lanka,  Suriname,  Sweden, Switzerland,  Taiwan,  Thailand,
Tanzania,  Trinidad and Tobago,  Tunisia,  Turkey,   Uganda,  Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Wales, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Total countries: 111

           Email me if your country is not listed here.
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HUMOR GOALS

A daily average of 10-20 examples of humor
A diversity of humor: sources, forms, subjects
Freedom of expression for contributors
Protection of sensitivities for readers (heading warning requirement)
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HUMOR CONTRIBUTOR RULES (brief version)

Subject line should disclose the subject of the humor
Subject line should include warning if potentially offensive

One contribution per day

Please cite source or copyright (if known) where applicable

Only substantial examples of verbal humor should be posted
Discussion, responses, and criticisms are not to be posted
No personal attacks, apologies, reactions or retractions
Comments, witty retorts (etc) go to the poster, not the List
Questions/Requests are not appropriate postings

Articles should normally be shorter than 25 lines (99 lines max)

Avoid unnecessary blank lines; No ASCII art or graphics

Signature files added by an e-mail service are unavoidable;
sig files added by the poster, unless dealing directly with
humor & provided for information, are unnecessary

Promoting non-Humor URLs is not consistent with a Humor List

Soliciting subscribers for another Humor List must be approved
in advance, and a reciprocal agreement arranged

Any and all forms of advertising/promotion are strictly prohibited

        A contributor who violates the rules may be suspended

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To Subscribe to the Humor List:

Send an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.uga.edu
leave the subject area blank; in the BODY of the letter,
type: SUB HUMOR yourfirstname yourlastname
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A few of the more widely used commands:

Send an e-mail to: listserv@listserv.uga.edu
leave the subject area blank; in the BODY of the letter, type:

   GET HUMOR GUIDE           to become a contributor
   QUERY HUMOR               to check your settings
   SIGNOFF HUMOR             to leave the main list (unsubscribe)
   SIGNOFF HUMOR-P           to leave the contributor's list
   SET HUMOR NOMAIL          to stop all mail for a temporary period
   SET HUMOR MAIL            to receive humor as it is posted
   SET HUMOR DIGEST          to get daily collections of humor (default)

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To verify current addresses, our server randomly selects subscribers
and sends an e-mail which you may be asked to respond to in order to
renew/continue your subscription.

Errors returned from your Server to our ListServer may cause your
name to be dropped from the list.  If you feel, at any time, that
you have been dropped from the list, or have stopped receiving mail
from the ListServer, simply resubscribe.  You will not receive
duplicate mailings to the same address; if you're already subscribed,
the ListServer will verify that.

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Archived Files: [original text compressed to zip format]

A complete set of the UGA Humor Digests for 1997-1998,
with the original Subject indexes for easy searching:
     http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/6293

Last month's UGA Humor Digests may also be downloaded from:
     http://www.qis.net/~jimjr  ("QIS.NET")

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And now for a contribution of humor:

With the advent of Fall in the US, a lot of people's thoughts are
turning to college.  It is true that it's been many a year since I
graduated (magna cum lucky), and although I did go to a few of the
reunions, I've kind-of given up attending.  So many of my former
classmates are both fat & wrinkled, with such poor eyesight and
bad memories, they don't even recognize me anymore.

                Jim Moore Jr;  HumorList Traffic Reporter
                           jimjr@qis.net
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