In the beginning, there was rec.games.video.arcade.
And lo, the year became 1991 and r.g.v.a. was overrun by demon spawns addicted to SF2, arguing ceaselessly about tactics and who was the best.
These demon spawns were cast out by the r.g.v.a. losers into the pit known as alt.games.sf2
alt.games.sf2 begat Tom and Seth. Tom and Seth [http://groups.google.com/group/alt.games.sf2/browse_frm/thread/1f304fe966356edd/f90dc59f4760fcef?tvc=1