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- On August 2, 2000, the mailing list XFilesNC17ff was created. 
- On August 2, 2001, FanFic.Net added forums.
- On August 2, 2002, the LiveJournal community chuunin was created. This community remains the largest general-discussion Naruto forum on LiveJournal.
- On August 2, 2004, the LiveJournal community huff_fics was founded. 
- On August 2, 208, the final installment of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn was released, much to the excitement of her large and growing fandom. It's release set a record for the Hachette Book Group USA.