I have gotten some emails from people saying how they expect this list to be the Wild West of Python propoals. I personally don't think it will be nor do I want it to be.
I view this list as a stop-gap between python-dev/python-3000 and
comp.lang.python. Totally wild ideas that have no hope of being accepted in the language (e.g., add curly braces) should not be brought up here. c.l.py is a more proper place to start flame wars. Plus
c.l.py is usually a good place to vent initial ideas anyway.
I view this list as a staging area for ideas that actually have some form of a chance to either be turned into a solid proposal to take to the Python committers or to reject them and have the archives act as a place to point people to why. Basically I expect people to get redirected here from python-dev and python-3000 to gestate an idea before going to those lists to get approval to add it to the language.
In other words, I have no problem telling people their idea is ridiculous and to stop talking about it. I am hoping we don't have to go that far and we can give people a fair chance to bring up ideas that they come up with. But if this list gets too ridiculous I have no problem policing it or even shutting the list down.
I doubt it will come to that, though. =)