Greg Stein wrote:
People can review features and votes in a quick pass. If they prefer to take more time, then they can also review comments.
I like this idea for its persistence but I'm not convinced that it serves the same purpose as the give and take of a mailing list with many subscribers.
Admirable, but I think it would be ineffectual. People would be confused about where to post. Too many forums, with arbitrary/unclear lines about which to use.
To me, they are clear:
* anything Python related can go to comp.lang.python, but many people will not read it.
* anything that belongs to a particular SIG goes to that sig.
* any feature suggestions/debates that do not go in a particular SIG (especially things related to the core language) go to python-lang
* python-dev is for any message that has the words "CVS", "patch", "memory leak", "reference count" etc. in it. It is for implementing the design that Guido refines out of the rough and tumble of python-lang.