This article is from the of the muppets FAQ, by Craig Silverstein with numerous contributions by others.
It's a newsgroup devoted to Muppets and other Jim Henson creations, in all their wonderful shapes and forms. This newsgroup is meant to supersede alt.tv.muppets, the newsgroup formerly devoted to Henson and the Muppets. Don't post anything to alt.tv.muppets; post to rec.arts.henson+muppets instead!
In r.a.h+m we talk about Muppets in cartoons, movies, television shows, happy meal boxes, you name it. While not emphasized in this FAQ, we often also discuss _The Dark Crystal_, _Labyrinth_, "Fraggle Rock," "Dinosaurs," and other Henson productions. We talk about Babe and other creations from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. We do not really discuss puppets or puppetry in general; rec.arts.puppetry is more appropriate for this.
While "Sesame Street" would not be the same without the Muppets, there is more to "Sesame Street" then just the Muppets. If you want to talk about extra-Muppet parts of "Sesame Street," consider alt.tv.sesame-street.
And if you are feeling terribly silly, there's always alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork.
Please observe the following rules (from the r.a.h+m charter):
o Don't post copyrighted material.
o You can advertise -- Henson-related materials only! -- but please, no more than 6 such posts per person per month.
o Posting of binaries is strictly prohibited. If you want to post a picture, post it to alt.binaries.pictures.misc -- or better yet, put it up on a web site somewhere -- and then post a message to r.a.h+m saying what you've done.