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Traffic Report For May 2012

  1. Introductory Comments
  2. How to Contribute
  3. Archive Information
  4. Traffic Report
  5. Countries Information
  6. Number Submissions By Hour
  7. Top 15 Contributors
  8. HumorList Information
  9. Subscribing To HumorList
  10. Making Changes By Web
  11. Making Changes By Email
  12. Contribution of Humor
  13. Month Index
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Hi, everyone, this is Doug, with this month's traffic report. Once a month, during the first part of the month, I send the report to the entire HUMOR list. Welcome to the month of May, 2012.

If you have a complaint or comment regarding a post - send it to: comments@thehumorlist.com On any reports, the totals are for 'days submitted' and not for the actual number of jokes submitted. Submission dates are based upon Eastern Time. Although more than one joke may be submitted per day, for the 'Daily Submission' count, only one submission per day is countable for these totals.

If you actually read this, you will notice a few explanatory sentences. We wanted to let you know exactly how some of the statistics are calculated.

We are getting back on track with submissions. 3 Contributors submitted every day. The number of jokes are up, which makes the daily joke count up also. Number of contributors are also up. Keep it up guys & girls.

We are still having at least one Internet provider blocking us, Comcast. It is really a problem because it means no one from Comcast can keep on the list or post jokes. If any of our readers can do anything about that, please do so. PLEASE COMPLAIN to them.


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. Keep in mind that new Contributors are moderated until you can abide by The Rules . You will not see your posts (if you get individual postings) until they are approved. Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = These are the current sites for the archives:
  • archive.thehumorlist.com (HTML copies of Digests and Yearly and Monthly Traffic Reports) Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Traffic Report for May 2012 Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 7 12 7 5 7 2 6 8 8 10 5 11 6 3 9 7 12 7 6 9 5 4 7 8 14 8 5 8 5 5 8 6 7 6 7 May Apr May May 2012 2012 2011 2010 # Jokes for the Month: 234 222 156 177 # days of submissions for the Month: 31 30 31 31 # Average Jokes per day for the Month: 8 7 5 6 # Contributors for the Month: 18 17 12 13 # New Subscribers for the Month: 7 40 9 5 # Members Unsubscribed for the Month: 39 399 29 86 # ** Subscribers as of end of the Month: 1754 1783 2172 2293 # Contributors as of end of the Month: 22 21 31 31 # Countries as of end of the month: 48 48 53 56 ** - Only Non-Concealed subscribers The above statistics are based on addresses registered to our listserver. It does not include addresses which receive HUMOR by other than direct mailings. The numbers include only non-concealed subscribers. Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The HumorList is sent daily to the following countries: Argentine, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cocos Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Isreal, Italy, Japan, Luzembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, USA, The countries list is generated from the last part of your email address. If your address doesn't end with a country name, it is assumed to be from the USA. Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Number Submissions By Hour -------------------------- 00 to 11 40 4 6 1 1 10 7 20 17 15 17 7 12 to 23 8 14 19 15 6 7 7 4 1 1 3 6 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = And now, the Top 15 Contributors. This will show you which Contributors are sending the most contributions of Humor each month. Those who are posting every day are noted. Top 15 Contributors from 5/1/2012 to 5/31/2012 Contributor # Posts *Sandy (AKA MsSam) 31 *Paul Benoit 31 *Bill Stebbins 31 Phil G. 23 Mickey Hennigan 21 Stan Kegel 16 Maurizio Mariotti 21 Lee Bradley 14 Ray Powell 13 Richard 7 Grady Lacy 5 George Matyjewicz 3 Emko Witteveen 2 Topolski, Leonard P. 1 Pat Ley 1 * - Contributed Every Digest/Day Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The Humor staff is comprised of: Sandy (AKA Ms Sam), Administrator and Support
    Doug Harter, Assistant Admin, Archivist and Traffic Reporter
    Bill Edwards, Founder and Listowner Emeritus HUMOR GOALS A daily average of 5-10 examples of humor. A diversity of humor: sources, forms, subjects. Freedom of expression for contributors. Protection of sensitivities for readers (heading warning requirement). 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. Only substantial examples of verbal humor should be posted. Discussion, requests, and criticisms are not to be posted. No personal attacks, apologies, reactions or retractions. Articles should normally be shorter than 25 lines (99 lines max). Conserve bandwidth: Avoid blank lines; No ASCII art or sig file. A contributor who violates the rules may be suspended. Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Subscribe to The Humor List by going to The Humor List Mailing Group , scrolling down to 'Subscribing to Humorlist' and filling in the information. OR Sending an email to
    with 'subscribe' (no quotes) in the Subject or Body of the email. Back to Top - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Making Changes by The Web Each Subscriber gets a Membership Configuration Page where you must sign in with the password you were given when you subscribed. You get to it by going to The Humor List Mailing Group , scrolling down to 'Unsubscribe or edit options' (Under 'Humorlist Subscribers') and filling in your email address. This will take you to another page where you enter your password to get to your Membership Configuration Page. Here are some things that may be done on that page: o Unsubscribe from HumorList o Turn Mail Delivery On/Off o Turn Digest On/Off (Off sends individual postings). o Set a Name for your email address o Change your email address o Change your password 0 Get a password reminder Back to Top - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You may also make changes by Email by sending an email to
    with one of the following in the Subject or Body of the email (words in () are not needed, they just explain what you can do): o unsubscribe (from HumorList) o set show (Show your current option settings) o help (Returns help on email commands) o set help (Returns help on the Set options) o password (Returns your current password) There are several other things which may be done, but they require that you include your password in the email. Use these options with caution. o password oldpassword newpassword (Changes password) The following must be preceded by the following command: set authenticate password (password is the password you got when you subscribed) o set digest plain (Get Digests in plain text format) o set digest mime (Get Digests in MIME format) o set digest off (Get individual postings o set delivery off (Stops postings or Digests) o set delivery on (Starts postings or Digests again) o set reminders off (Turns off monthly password reminder) o set reminders on (Turns on monthly password reminder) Back to Top = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = And finally, the one feature which has been featured in all Traffic Reports, the contribution of Humor. Since, I am not a real regular contributor, I will not be providing new Humor. Instead, I will provide a joke from the archives. It will be at least 14 months old, so most of you won't remember it. You will either see the joke below or a link to the joke, not the actual joke, although I will provide the Subject line (Topic). Since there are now HTML versions of all Digests, it will point to the joke itself. My contribution of Humor from the Archives:
    • This joke is joke # 1 in the Digest For 7/4/1999
    • The title of the Joke is: White Folks (aDULLT)off to racists...
    From: Raneboux
    Subject:White Folks (aDULLT)off to racists...
    
    
    Back in the early days of steam ships, a ship of rich white people
    sailed at sea.
    All of a sudden something happened to the
    ship and it
    was about to sink. Terrified, the people aboard didn't know what to do.
    
    Someone suggested they do what the Negroes did.....pray.
    But
    unfortunately  no one knew what to say.
    So they called upon Titanus, a
    black cook on the  ship and asked him to pray.
    
    Titanus agreed and came up on deck to pray. He started like this:
    
    "Lord on a day of hunger I went to a restaurant to get
    something to eat
    and the sign said: FOR WHITE FOLKS ONLY.
    I went to a water fountain to get water and the sign said:
    FOR WHITE
    FOLKS ONLY.
    Then Lord, I went to the restroom to take a shit and the sign said:
    FOR
    WHITE FOLKS ONLY.
    So Lord Almighty when this motherfucker sinks, let it be
    FOR WHITE
    FOLKS ONLY......................AMEN"
    
    --
    If u cannot find the pot of gold.......
      ~Just enjoy the Raneboux~
         RAINY
    
        GO
    4th ....
         " :->
    
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