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Date(s): 1996-2019
Fandom: Babylon 5
Click here for related articles on Fanlore. is a moderated Usenet newsgroup for fans of Babylon 5 and its showrunner, J. Michael Straczynski (JMS).

It was created in 1996 when the unmoderated newsgroup,, collapsed due to spam, flamewars, and desire for JMS to have more control of its content.

See for some history and context.

When the group of fans proposed the creation of a moderated version of, the ensuing Request For Discussion (RFD) became the most replied to RFD in the history of Usenet at the time.

The majority of contributors, as well as Straczynski and other Usenet fans flocked to the new group where discussion ensued in a more controlled environment.