In the (northern hemisphere) summer of 1988, it was proposed to create a Usenet newsgroup named comp.women. There was a heated discussion about this, and in the end, comp.society.women was created instead.
- During the Cabal's last days, its death was quicken by "comp.women" debacle, as it was later known. In summer, 1988, a newsgroup for woman was proposed. Its creation became the subject of a massive flame war because its supporters wanted to put it in the comp.* groups because this would insure a better propagation. Opponents noted that this hierarchy was devoted to far more technical things. After *much* discussion someone created a "comp.society.women" out of exasperation. This person got a great deal of flamage for doing so, but the group came to life after it was created.