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Traffic Report For July 2013

  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 July, 2013.

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.

Things are looking up a bit. The number of jokes is up and the sumber of subscribers leaving is slowing down.


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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 July 2013 Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 5 7 4 8 5 6 2 4 9 7 8 5 6 8 3 5 3 6 8 8 3 6 4 5 6 6 11 8 7 4 5 4 7 8 6 Jul Jun Jul Jul 2013 2013 2012 2011 # Jokes for the Month: 193 172 231 151 # days of submissions for the Month: 31 30 31 31 # Average Jokes per day for the Month: 6 6 7 5 # Contributors for the Month: 17 19 16 11 # New Subscribers for the Month: 4 1 6 15 # Members Unsubscribed for the Month: 11 15 40 22 # ** Subscribers as of end of the Month: 1576 1583 1699 2167 # Contributors as of end of the Month: 20 19 19 30 # Countries as of end of the month: 45 45 48 53 ** - 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, Sweden, Taiwan, 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 4 2 1 1 4 1 1 14 19 19 19 8 12 to 23 14 11 13 10 14 9 6 4 3 2 12 2 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 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 7/1/2013 to 7/31/2013 Contributor # Posts *Paul Benoit 28 George Matyjewicz 24 Maurizio Mariotti 22 Mickey Hennigan 19 Lee Bradley 16 Grady Lacy 12 Ray Powell 7 Randall Woodman 9 Phil G. 9 Topolski, Leonard P. 6 Richard 5 Stan Kegel 5 Renaud OLGIATI 4 Joe Whalen 5 Hughie 4 * - 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 # 7 in the Digest For 6/18/1999
    • The title of the Joke is: American Huntsmen: Myth and Reality
    From: Jim Mica
    Subject:American Huntsmen: Myth and Reality
    
    
    MYTH:
    
        "Center Shot"  by Anonymous  (1825)
    
        Cowan and Hoffman, Western hunters, were dead shots
    and each hotly jealous of the other's prowess.  Setting out together one
    day after deer, they separated in the woods, taking opposite sides of a
    ridge.
        Almost immediately, Hoffman heard Cowan's rifle fired off.  He ran
    over to the spot, expecting to be obliged to help hang a deer. He found
    Cowan reloading but no deer carcusain sight.  However, a startled calf
    was crashing off through the hazelnut bushes.
        "Oh Lord!" Hoffman whooped with delight.  "You didn't shoot at that
    _calf_ did you, hoss?
        "Supposing I did?" growled Cowan.
        "Why'd you da a thing like that?"
        "Took it for a deer."
        "Don't look like you hit it."
        "No  ---missed."
        "How in the nation did that happen?"
        "Wasn't just sure that it wasn't a calf."
        "That," crowed Hoffman, "is what I call a pretty sorry hunter  --to
    shoot at a calf for a deer, and miss it at that!"
        "Don't be a fool," drawled Cowan, ramming home the charge in his
    rifle. "I shot at it just so as to hit it if it was a deer, and miss it if it
    was
    a calf."
    
        quoted in:  Astwell, James R. (Ed)  "Native American Humor,"
        New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1947.  Pg. 44
    
    REALITY:
    
        According to researchers Miclael Beleil (sp) and Richard Slotkin, gun
    ownership was rare in the US until after the War Between the States (late
    1860s).
    
        Beleil (appologies on possible spelling error) has found that gun ownership
    stood at around 14% in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  {Currently it's
    at about 40%}
    
        One continuity in this history is that old gun owners were not much
    different from  modern folk:  about half of the guns owned by the 14% were
    broken.
    
    SOURCE:  NPR Morning Edition  June 14, 1999
    
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