In June 1997, when DMack convinced WebTV to open the "w" groups for WebTV users, he asked people to suggest topics that might be of interest to others.
This is one of the many groups originally proposed by HoofArted. She asked for groups that she thought might be of interest to the people at alt.weemba (since alt.weemba was the only newsgroup used by WebTV'ers at the time).
As Hoof points out, the Weembans did not use many of the new groups, but the groups were settled by others and have become successful on their own.
-information provided by HoofArted.