This article is from the Piano General Topics FAQ, by Isako Hoshino firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Rec.music.makers.piano (RMMP) is an unmoderated newsgroup
created February 1994, initiated by Tim MacEachern as a
newsgroup dedicated for discussions related to pianos. The
group's initial intention was to pull together amateurs and
professionals interested in piano playing or maintenance
without creating prejudice as to whether they play in the
classical, folk, jazz, popular or other musical styles.