Most moderated newsgroups of the day had a moderator whosimply tried to maintain down the off topic noise and flamewars. My plan wasmore like that of an edited magazine to guage on great and onlyaccept the jokes I felt were funniest. I began by culling theoriginal rec. humor newsgroup, but at last people were submittingdirectly to me. The newsgroup was builtby taking only 1/50th of what I saw, it wasn't hardfor me to supply anything that had a vastly higher satisfactory levelthan what was on the unmoderated net. The name was kind 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 scholar immensely. He began acampaign to shut down the newsgroup. While largely laughed atby the USENET group, he found some sympathetic press willingto submit reports in regards to the scandalous things these brand new computernetworks were really for. Front page memories gave the impression in the localnewspaper where I lived, pushing the University of Waterloo, which was mygateway to the community, to cut me off.