2002 May 4, Imran [username], “Re: Ron and hermoine”, in alt.fan.harry-potter, Usenet:
This news group certainly seemed to filled with a lot of R/Hr people. As I am a H/Hr person and I believe that Hermione and Harry have this subtle thing that's being[sic] built up since the very beginning, I will elaborate on my personal beliefs.
2007 September 7, Bill Blakely, “Re: What happens next?”, in alt.fan.harry-potter, Usenet:
I can't help but suspect it's either some sort of passive-aggressive moralistic reaction or thinly disguised sour grapes on the part of die-hard H/Hr shippers.