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TRAFFIC REPORT FOR JUNE 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: JUNE 2019
Hi, everyone, this is Doug and Sandy, with this month's Traffic Report - our twenty-third 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:  It's been a busy month and into the beginning of July. Our Contributors DID manage to still get an average of 17.3 posts per day with an average of only 9 Contributors.

Added by Sandy: Doug will be administrating on a limited status this month due to computer problems and then an upcoming vacation.

Sandy:  School's out for summer! Been a rough year trying to assist Doug and keep a decent GPA (3.55). I now have until September to work on the website and statistics playing catch-up. Doug has done a remarkable job in my absence!!

However, I have managed, now that I'm actually posting into July (my 29th month), to break my old posting record of 28 months!

The Humor List Contributor's Special Dates
A special shout-out and congratulations to ...
Birthdays:
Lee Bradley - July 23

The Humor List Exciting Event
* WOW!  We had a grand total of 519 posts this month - a great job by our 16 Contributors. It works out to an average of 17.3 posts per day and an average of 9 contributors. So far this year we have had 3151 posts!!

The Humor List Exceptional Posting
** A very special mention to the 6 Contributors that posted daily for JUNE 2019
     Sandy (AKA MsSam)- 28th consecutive month
     Humoress1 - 22nd consecutive month
     George Matyjewicz - 14th consecutive month
     Bill Eagle - 7th consecutive month
     Doug Harter - 6th consecutive month
     Roger Hyman (ADodger) - 3rd consecutive month

The Humor List Amazing Event

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: JUNE 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 519
WEEK SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
#1             14
#2 20 18 15 15 15 15 18
#3 17 20 16 17 22 17 19
#4 16 17 17 16 15 21 18
#5 16 17 19 16 16 19 22
#6 16            

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

Statistical Comparisons
  JUNE 2019 MAY 2019 JUN 2018 JUN 2017
# Jokes for the Month: 519 529 488 156
# Submission Days for the Month: 0 0 30 30
# Average Jokes Per Day for the Month: 17 17 16 5
# Highest Joke Count in 1 Day 22 21 24 10
# Highest Contributor Count in 1 Day 1 1 23 1
# Contributors for the Month: 16 16 19 15
# Total Contributors: 16 16 20 15
# New Subscribers for the Month: 1 0 1 0
# Members Unsubscribed for the Month: 0 0 2 0
# Total Subscribers at end of the Month: 328 327 330 1243

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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 Daylight Time (PDT) (2400-2400).
Contributor Posting Order From 6/1/2019 - 6/30/2019
* Sandy (AKA MsSam) 30
* Humoress1 30
* George Matyjewicz 30
* Bill Eagle 30
* Doug Harter 30
* Roger Hyman (ADodger) 30
Paul Benoit (PBen) 29
Maurizio Mariotti (Maury) 25
March Warn 18
Lee Bradley(T.O.P.) 17
Anna Welander 7
Phil G 3
Robert Bragner (RLB) 2
1 Submission Each: Admin/Traffic, Carol Coleman, Grady Lacey
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-July 2017 (Available to the public)
http://archive.thehumorlist.us/Site1

Daily Humor Posts
Post-July 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 regularly featured in all Traffic Reports, the contribution of Humor. It will be at least 14 months old, so most of you won't remember it.

This joke is # 3 in the Digest for: 7/10/2006
Link: thehumorlist.us/archive/Site1/digest/H0607100.php#Joke3

From: Peter Beloin
Subject: The Vacation Conundrum

Joke:
George Gershwin, vacationing on Cape Cod with several colleagues, couldn't decide whether to rehearse a composition or spend the afternoon cycling along the beach. "Which shall it be?" he asked his friends. "Do we get down to work, or do we ... bike up the sand?"
(By Joseph Gelband)

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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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