It seems to me that the main problem is that
comp.lang.python is too big to follow. So why
not split it? I don't know the right subgroups,
but if (say) comp.lang.python.language focusses
on the core language, it might enable people to
start reading it again.
I asked this twice on c.l.p, one year ago and
two years ago, and the answer was always "the
traffic is too low". I used to subscribe to
the NeXTSteap groups, and splitting worked
really well there.
- Andy Robinson