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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CONTRIBUTORS
** 2018 CONTRIBUTORS' TIPS FROM THE MONTHLY TRAFFIC REPORTS **
JANUARY
HOW ARE “POSTING DAYS” DETERMINED?
Since we stated using SimpleLists as our email service, there have been minor changes to what constitutes a “Posting Day”. The time when a Digest is created, as well as switching from Eastern Times to Pacific Times for calculating dates.

1 - Using Pacific Daylight Saving Time (PDT), Digests are created ending at midnight, of contributions posted the following 24 hours. (Usually a date in March through a date in November)

2 - Using Pacific Standard Time (PST), Digests are created ending at 2300 (11:00 PM), of contributions posted the following 24 hours. (Usually a date in November through a date in March) Any post sent between 2300 PST (11:00 PM) and 2400 PST (midnight) will not be included in that day’s Digest, and will be counted as contributed the following day.

Because of this “Twilight Zone” between 2300 (11:00 PM) and 2400 (midnight), it is possible for some Digests to contain 2 posts from a contributor with differing dates. Digest’s posting dates will trump contributor’s calendar dates in those situations.

Most of us set our clocks back 1 hour when Daylight Saving Time ends - but the server we utilize does not. This results in posting times that appearing to change. The best way to save grief and frustration is to use your time zone to calculate equivalent times for 2300 (11:00 PM) and 2400 (midnight) Pacific Standard Time - then don’t post during that questionable hour.

Posting times are always included at the bottom of each Digest sent out by SimpleLists.

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT POSTING RESTRICTIONS?
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”.

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 a 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.

FEBRUARY
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS MARCH 11th!!
While most of us will be setting our clocks forward that Sunday morning - the SimpleList server remains unchanged! Our new posting hours for each daily Digest will be 00:01 AM to 12:00 PM, PDT (UTC minus 07 hours)


WHAT ARE THE CURRENT POSTING RESTRICTIONS?
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 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".

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. 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!
Most of the duplicate jokes are less than 2 months since the first time they were posted. Remember, a duplicate post will count towards the daily posting totals, but unless you have submitted multiple, non-duplicated jokes that day, it will not count towards your "Days Contributed" total. Need we say more? 

MARCH
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT POSTING RESTRICTIONS?
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 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".

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. 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 an old joke does not change the basic punchline and make it a non-duplicate. Most of the *15* duplicate jokes this month were reposts from within this month!!  Remember, a duplicate post will count towards the daily posting totals, but unless you've submitted multiple, non-duplicated jokes that day, it will not count towards your "Days Contributed" total. Need we say more?



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UPDATED: 03/31/18