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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JANUARY 2019

TRAFFIC REPORT MENU
1. Welcome And Comments

2. Humor List Staff
3. Contributors' Tips
4. Become A Contributor
5. Traffic Report
6. Contributors' Daily Submission Counts
7. Humor List Goals
8. The 10 Basic Rules
9. Subscribing Instructions
10. Navigating Simplelists
11. Finding the Archives
12. Follow us on Social Media
13. Doug's Traditional Humor Contribution
14. The Humor List Website Navigation

WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF: JANUARY 2019
Hi, everyone, this is Doug and Sandy, with this month's Traffic Report - our eighteenth month as a subscriber-supported group and our wonderful contributors are doing a fantastic job each month!! Our Contributors are the best!! If you read a post that you particularly liked - a little "fan mail" to the contributor is always welcomed! Just remember to hit the "Reply" on the email and do not send your personal message to the whole group!

Once a month, during the first part of the month, the Traffic Report is posted to the entire humor list. We hope that you have found that posting the monthly Traffic Report directly to our website and providing everyone a link, has been easier to follow our progress.

Doug:  This has been a bad month, cold-weather-wise. We have had two below 20 degree cold snaps. The first one, we had our furnace quit for 12 hours before we got heat again. Thank goodness we also have a gas fireplace. The second one is ending soon and we hit -3 degrees.. Other parts of the country have had lower temperatures, so I guess we aren't in too bad circumstances. Our contributors are doing a great job as usual.. We are averaging 17 jokes per day with an average of 10 contributors.

Sandy:  I hope the New Year finds everyone recovered from the holidays and now writing 2019 on their checks and documents! Looks like our contributors are off and running - the size of the daily Digests sure have reflected their enthusiasm! I wanted to personally welcome two new contributors - Carol Coleman and Rick Russell. Sure hope to be seeing more posts from them in 2019. We welcome all new contributors and hope others will join us as the year progresses. For the current contributors, please read the "Contributors' Tips"

The Humor List Exciting Event

* WOW! !  We hit 532 posts. We have some very dedicated and hard-working contributors!

 The Humor List Exceptional Posting

** A very special mention to the 6 Contributors that posted daily for JANUARY 2019:
    Sandy ( AKA MsSam) - 23rd Consecutive Month
    Humoress1 - 17th Consecutive Month
    George Matyjewicz - 9th Consecutive Month
    Paul Benoit (PBen) - 4th Consecutive Month
    Bill Eagle - 2nd Consecutive Month
    Doug Harter - 1st month of daily posts

 The Humor List Amazing Event

*** Starting a new year off with extremely impressive posting numbers from our dedicated contributors! What a remarkable job with 532 posts for January! Our daily average for January was 17.1 jokes per day. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!

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 2019 )
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THE HUMOR LIST STAFF IS COMPRISED OF:  
Sandy (AKA MsSam): Member Services, Correspondence, and "Rules Cop" - admin1@thehumorlist.us
Doug Harter: Assistant Admin, Archivist, and Traffic Reporter - traffic@thehumorlist.us
Maurizio Mariotti: Twitter Account Management - twitter@thehumorlist.us
Bill Edwards: Founder and List-Owner Emeritus
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** CONTRIBUTORS' TIPS **
EXCESSIVE POSTS
Originally The Humor List "Rules" stated that only 1 post per day was allowed. Since then, that restriction was lifted and multiple posts were allowed. It has been noted that recently that some contributors are overly zealous in their desire to share humorous posts - creating massive Digests for subscribers. Doug and I have discussed a reasonable compromise and now have set limits at NO MORE THAN 3 posts per email address per "posting day". Effective January 2019, ALL posts exceeding the 3 post limit will be deleted from the daily Digest AND not counted towards a contributor's totals for that day. This will be strictly enforced!

POLITICAL POSTS
While there is nothing specifically restricting the topic of politics in The Rules, the Admin Staff is requesting contributors avoid posting political-oriented jokes, specifically those that are a direct affront to any political party, political ideologies (i.e. Liberals, Conservatives, etc.), or elected officials. We are requesting this moratorium because of the increasing level of complaints we've been receiving. Most subscribers enjoy reading the posts because it's a brief and entertaining escape from the depressing, 24/7 exposure to political news. Contributors and subscribers who wish to read, post or share politically themed items are welcome to do so on the many social media sites designed for just that purpose.

DUPLICATES, DUPLICATES, DUPLICATES!
What does the Admin Staff consider a "duplicate"? Any joke that was contributed within the past 6 months - and reformatting of an old joke does not change the basic punch line and make it a non-duplicate. Remember, a duplicate post will count towards the daily posting totals, but unless you've submitted multiple, non-duplicated jokes that day, you will not have a post that counts towards your "Days Contributed" total. To provide a tool for searching the past 6-months of posts, there's now a website for contributors only. For the URL and/or assistance with the new searching ability, contact the Admin Staff. Posting restrictions and suspensions WILL RESULT for continued duplicate posting!! Need we say more?
Archive for Tips and Tricks
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BECOME A CONTRIBUTOR
We have the best group of contributors - some posting every day and some posting multiple times daily. If you'd like information on how to join this elite group of merry men (and women) - send one of the Admin staff an email and we'll gladly answer all your questions. Everyone subscribing to The Humor List is encouraged to become a Contributor. Send your humor to thehumorlist@simplelists.com.
- Keep in mind that new Contributors are moderated until they can demonstrate an understanding and compliance of The Rules.
- You will not immediately see your posts (if you receive individual postings) until they are approved by Doug or Sandy.
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TRAFFIC REPORT
Total Jokes Submitted This Month 533
WEEK SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
#1     19 13 18 18 15
#2 13 17 18 19 17 16 13
#3 16 18 17 17 18 19 19
#4 16 20 22 20 17 16 17
#5 13 19 17 18 18    
#6              

Total Contributors Submitting
WEEK SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
#1     11 8 10 10 9
#2 8 10 10 12 8 9 8
#3 8 9 9 10 11 11 9
#4 8 12 12 11 10 9 9
#5 7 11 10 9 11    
#6              

Statistical Comparisons
  JAN 2019 DEC 2018 JAN 2018 JAN 2017
# Jokes for the Month: 532 485 466 167
# Submission Days for the Month: 31 31 31 31
# Average Jokes Per Day for the Month: 17 16 15 5
# Highest Joke Count in 1 Day 22 25 28 9
# Highest Contributor Count in 1 Day 12 23 23 1
# Contributors for the Month: 17 16 21 13
# Total Contributors: 21 20 21 5
# New Subscribers for the Month: 0 2 2 2
# Members Unsubscribed for the Month: 0 5 1 1
# Total Subscribers at end of the Month: 327 327 309 1461

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CONTRIBUTORS' DAILY SUBMISSION COUNTS
* Contributed every day of the available month!.
On the "Daily Submission Counts", although more than one joke may be submitted per day, only one submission per day is countable for those totals. Submission dates are currently based upon Pacific Standard Time (PST) (2400-2400).
Contributor Posting Order From 1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019
* Sandy (AKA MsSam) 31
* Humoress1 31
* George Matyjewicz 31
* Paul Benoit (PBen) 31
* Bill Eagle 31
* Doug Harter 31
Roger Hyman (ADodger) 28
Maurizio Mariotti (Maury) 24
March Warn 22
Lee Bradley (T.O.P.) 16
Anna Welander 7
Lanny Julian 6
Phil G 4
1 Submission Each: Admin/Traffic, Robert Bragner (RLB), Carol Coleman, Rick Russell
Monthly Data
Yearly Data
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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 (Subject Line Warning Requirement).
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THE HUMOR LIST 10 BASIC RULES (here's the simplified version):
(1) Six rules protect HUMOR members from excessive traffic.
- Only substantial examples of humor should be posted.
- Discussion, requests, criticisms, questions should not be posted.
- No personal attacks.
- Conserve bandwidth: Avoid blank lines. No ASCII files. No signature file preferred.
- While multiple posts are allowed, posting limit is now NO MORE THAN 3 per day.
- NO SPAMMING! A spammer will receive one warning before they are deleted and blocked. This is that one warning!
- NO links or attached files - with the exception of official business by the administrators.

(2) Three rules protect HUMOR from complaints.
- Subject line should disclose the subject of the humor.
- Subject line should include warning if potentially offensive.
- A CONTRIBUTOR WHO REPEATEDLY VIOLATES ANY OF THESE RULES, AFTER BEING WARNED, WILL BE SUSPENDED.

If you have a complaint or comment regarding a post - send it to the "Rule Cop": admin1@thehumorlist.us
Full list of Rules: http://thehumorlist.us/rules.htm
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SUBSCRIBING INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH SIMPLELISTS:
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. If you encounter any problems, contact Admin1.

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 SIMPLELIST 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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NAVIGATING SIMPLELISTS
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. You will also find all of this information on every post you receive.

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 is included on every email that 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 ARCHIVES
These are the current sites for the archives:
Daily Humor Posts, Digests, and Yearly and Monthly Traffic Reports
Pre-Jan 2018 (Available to the public)
http://thehumorlist.us/archive/Site1

Daily Humor Posts
Post-Jan 2018 (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 # 6 in the Digest for
Link: archive.thehumorlist.us/Site1/Digest/H0302020.php#Joke6
From: Sandy - AKA Ms Sam
Subject: SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR

Joke:
Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is."

"Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office.

At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, he was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses.

At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived.

At 3 PM, a boutique delivered a designer dress.

The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers then the chocolates and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day or ANYDAY in all my life!"

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Doug Harter, Asst. Admin, Traffic Reporter and Archivist
Sandy (AKA MsSam) - Member Services, Correspondence, and "Rules Cop"
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