The name was sort of a joke,it being the funny subset of rec. humor. About a year into the life of RHF, a random twist of fate with a politicallyincorrect joke offended an MIT student immensely. He began acampaign to close down the newsgroup. While in large part laughed atby the USENET community, he found some sympathetic press willingto publish reviews in regards to the scandalous things these fresh computernetworks were really for. Front page memories seemed in the localnewspaper where I lived, pushing the University of Waterloo, which was mygateway to the community, to cut me off. To the surprise of many, they did. Sometime later, fear of political incorrectness led Stanford to also banthe newsgroup. In both places, and on the net, the bans generated muchmore protest than the original lawsuits. Over time, they were reversed. Around that point, IBM and Sears had determined to go into the online world witha dial up online provider called Prodigy.