The Humor List Annual Reports

ANNUAL TRAFFIC REPORT 2017

1. Introductory Comments
2. Annual Statistics Jan - Jun
3. Annual Statistics Jul - Dec
4. Yearly Totals and Averages
5. Submissions By Hour
6. Contributor Posts For 2017
7. Subscribing Instructions
8. Changes Effective June 2017
9. Finding the Archive Indexes
10. Follow Us on Social Media
11. Doug's Traditional Humor Contribution
12. Annual Report Index
13. The Humor List Website Navigation

WELCOME TO THE 2017 ANNUAL TRAFFIC REPORT
Hi, everyone. This is Sandy (for Doug) with the Annual Traffic Report for 2017. Once a year the Annual Traffic Report is posted for all the members and contributors. We're doing something a little different - posting the Annual Traffic Report to our website and providing everyone a link. This helps keep the daily Digests from becoming too large.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!" - Hunter S. Thompson. Of the 23 years this list, in one form or the other has been in existence, this has to have been one of the craziest! We started on one server until it was hacked, then moved the list to a professional mailing service, SimpleLists. In order to afford the additional fees, the list became a subscriber-support group. A BIG thanks to everyone that supported the move and made continuing possible. Wow! What a ride!

On all of the reports, the totals are for "days submitted" and not for the actual number of jokes submitted by a contributor. Although more than one joke may be submitted per day, for the "Daily Submission" count, only one submission per day is countable for those totals. During the pre and transitional months, there were days when no one was able to post. In calculating "days posted", we took this into account - no one should be penalized because of technical problems. Total days for the year will only be 340 (April -1 day, May -22 days, and June -2 days).

Our website has been under intense remodeling, including our statistical reports. The website pages are being upgraded from .txt format to .html and we've added a search program to make it easier to find older jokes. The Traffic Reports have eliminated statics that used to be critical when the UGA program first started, but are irrelevant now. Hopefully, all of these changes make the total website cleaner looking and user-friendly to members and visitors alike.

2514 total posts for 2017! Considering we were offline for almost all of May, this is a very impressive accomplishment. Our last 4 months, we had over 300 posts per month. The Humor Digest  (in any of it's past formats) hasn't gone over 390 post since April 1997. Every one of our dedicated contributors have a good reason to be proud. What records will be broken in 2018?

Multiple Contributors deserve recognition for their contributions in 2017
Sandy (AKA MsSam) 10 consecutive months of daily posts (11 months total)
George Matyjewicz 5 consecutive months of daily posts (8 months total)
Admin1 4 consecutive months of daily posts (4 months total)
Paul Benoit 3 consecutive months of daily posts (3 months total)
Bill Eagle 2 consecutive months of daily posts (3 months total)
Lee Bradley 1 month of daily posts (1 total)

The Admin Staff took a major hit this year when Doug required time off for medical issues. We gladly welcome him back as he resumes all of the statistical reporting for 2018!

If you have a complaint or comment regarding a post - send it to: admin1@thehumorlist.us
If you have a complaint or comment regarding the Traffic Report - send it to: comments@thehumorlist.us
(This report updated with current information: January 2018)
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ANNUAL TRAFFIC REPORT FOR THE HUMOR LIST - 2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Sunday 27 18 20 24 3 22
Monday 30 18 20 20 9 22
Tuesday 30 30 28 19 7 21
Wednesday 25 20 39 25 6 27
Thursday 20 17 26 26 7 18
Friday 20 21 30 22 4 30
Saturday 18 23 23 30 8 19
             
Total 2017 167 148 187 161 44 159
Total 2016 139 139 126 130 149 119
Average 2017 5 5 6 5 4.8 5.6
Average 2016 4 5 4 4 5 4
Subscribers 2017 1461 1461 1458 1464 1461 147/1243
Subscribers 2016 1477 1476 1478 1476 1472 1469
Countries 2017 41 41 41 41 41 41
Countries 2016 41 41 41 41 41 41
Contributors 2017 12 12 12 12 10 21
Contributors 2016 13 15 11 13 12 11
Monthly Contributors 2017 5 11 11 9 7 15
Monthly Contributors 2016 7 12 10 11 10 8
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ANNUAL TRAFFIC REPORT FOR THE HUMOR LIST - 2017
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sunday 32 29 35 48 41 54
Monday 33 30 42 68 56 41
Tuesday 26 43 38 61 38 53
Wednesday 28 33 41 52 59 47
Thursday 23 42 41 39 56 56
Friday 34 34 58 46 49 60
Saturday 33 26 41 50 56 70
             
Total 2017 208 237 300 367 355 391
Total 2016 111 122 138 142 164 186
Average 2017 6.7 7.6 10 11.8 11.8 12.6
Average 2016 4 4 5 5 5 6
Subscribers 2017 234 238 242 242 241 307
Subscribers 2016 N/A N/A 1467 1464 1463 1460
Countries 2017 41 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Countries 2016 41 41 41 41 41 41
Contributors 2017 22 21 23 24 22 23
Contributors 2016 11 4 16 14 14 13
Monthly Contributors 2017 16 19 19 17 19 18
Monthly Contributors 2016 10 N/A 13 12 12 11
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YEARLY TOTALS AND AVERAGES
Total Postings 2017 2514
Total Postings 2016 1703
Total Posting Days 2017 340
Total Posting Days 2016 365
Average Postings Per Day 2017 7.3
Average Postings Per Day 2016 5
Average Subscribers 2017 N/A
Average Subscribers 2016 1470
Average Countries 2017 N/A
Average Countries 2016 41
Average Contributors 2017 N/A
Average Contributors 2016 12
Average Monthly Contributors 2017 N/A
Average Monthly Contributors 2016 12
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SUBMISSIONS BY HOUR (Eastern Times) Jan-May 2017
0000 to 1100 79 3 2 1 0 1 7 16 21 19 76 54
1200 to 2300 94 31 33 24 13 27 8 5 6 7 12 1
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CONTRIBUTOR POSTS FOR 2017
Give each of them a BIG round of applause!
Sandy (AKA MsSam) 339
George Matyjewicz 325
Maurizio Mariotti 278
Lee Bradley 205
Bill Eagle 204
Paul Benoit (PBen) 168
Asmin1 135
Roger Hyman (ADodger) 113
Ray Powell 92
March Warn 66
Anna Welander 61
Grady Lacy 60
Mickey Hennigan 52
Phil G 49
Lanny Julian 24
Richard Nehrbass 17
Larry Randall 12
Jim Mica 10
Randall Woodman 7
Bob Bragner (RLB) 5
Doug Harter 3
1 Submission Each:
Carol Coleman, Stan Kegel, Conrad Macina, Robert Prieto, Tom Welsh
Yearly Data
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SUBSCRIBING INSTRUCTIONS:
1) http://thehumorlist.us/subscribe.htm

2) The one-time subscriber fee is now $14.95 for one email address or $19.95 for two email addresses.

3) After payment through PayPal, you will be directed back to the Humor List website. Because PayPal and SimpleLists are not directly connected, there is a second step that must be completed. Please continue by adding your subscription information to the SimpleLists form.

4) One of the factors in deciding to allow SimpleLists to become our new mailing list service was their strict anti-spamming policy. After completing the SimpleLists form, you will be sent a "Request to join mailing list thehumorlist@simplelists.com" email with a confirmation link. Be sure to confirm your email address. If a subscriber has not "confirmed" their email address - SimpleLists will not allow us to include their email address for daily mailings.
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EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017
The Humor List became a subscriber-supported list, with our list-mailing service being managed through SimpleLists. New information is now available for subscriptions, 12 months of current archives, and account management. We also have pages on both Facebook and Twitter.

SUBSCRIBE: The most current information, prices, and possible specials, will be posted on our website. We only accept PayPal for membership fees.

TO BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER: http://thehumorlist.us/subscribe.htm

TO CONTROL YOUR ACCOUNT SETTINGS: http://archives.simplelists.com/

TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE HUMOR LIST: Individualized link included on every email subscribers received.

24-HOUR POSTING TIMES FOR DIGESTS: Midnight to midnight, PDT (UTC minus 08 hours) and 11:00 PM to 11:00 PM PST  (UTC minus 07 hours).
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FINDING THE ARCHIVE INDEXES
(Daily Humor Posts, Digests, and Yearly and Monthly Traffic Reports)

These are the current sites for the archives:
Pre-June 2017 (Available to the public)
http://archive.thehumorlist.us/Site1

Post-June 2017 (Members only)
https://archives.simplelists.com/thehumorlist
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DOUG'S TRADITIONAL HUMOR CONTRIBUTION
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. This is my contribution of Humor from the Archives:

This joke is joke #8 in the Digest For 10/31/1997
http://archive.thehumorlist.us/Site1/Digests/H9701030.php#Joke8
From: Jon Bisbey
Subject: New Year's Resolutions

As we all start a new year, it is time again to make those ever so important New Year's Resolutions. I have faithfully made such resolutions in the past, and while I haven't been able to keep all of them, I have tried my best to continue making progress on them year after year. The following is my revised list of "New Year's Resolutions - 1997 Edition":

Resolution #1
1994: I will try to be a better husband to Marge.
1995: I will not leave Marge.
1996: I will try for a reconciliation with Marge.
1997: I will try to be a better husband to Wanda.

Resolution #2
1994: I will stop looking at other women.
1995: I will not get involved with Wanda.
1996: I will not let Wanda pressure me into another marriage.
1997: I will stop looking at other women.

Resolution #3
1994: I will not let my boss push me around.
1995: I will not let my sadistic boss drive me to the point of suicide.
1996: I will stick up for my rights when my boss bullies me.
1997: I will tell Dr. Hodger and the group about my boss.

Resolution #4
1994: I will read at least 20 good books a year.
1995: I will read at least 10 books a year.
1996: I will read 5 books a year.
1997: I will finish Airport.

Resolution #5
1994: I will not get upset when Charlie and Sam make jokes about my baldness.
1995: I will not get annoyed when Charlie and Sam kid me about my toupee.
1996: I will not lose my temper when they tell the guys I wear a girdle.
1997: I will not speak to Charlie and Sam.

Resolution #6
1994: I will get my weight down below 180.
1995: I will watch my calories until I get below 190.
1996: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200.
1997: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight.

Resolution #7
1994: I will not take a drink before 5:00 p.m.
1995: I will not touch the bottle before noon.
1996: I will not become a "problem drinker".
1997: I will not miss any AA meetings.

Resolution #8
1994: I will not spend my money frivolously.
1995: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
1996: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
1997: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 1998.

Resolution #9
1994: I will see my dentist this year.
1995: I will have my cavities filled this year.
1996: I will have my root canal work done this year.
1997: I will get rid of my denture breath this year.

Resolution #10
1994: I will go to church every Sunday.
1995: I will go to church as often as possible.
1996: I will set aside time each day for prayer and meditation.
1997: I will try to catch the late night sermonette on TV.

Resolution #11
1994: I will not be self-destructive.
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Doug Harter: Asst. Admin, Traffic Reporter, and Archivist
Sandy (AKA MsSam): Member Services, Correspondence, "Rules Cop", and Web Design
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