I've got a pretty good idea. A sequence something like the following:
1. All postings to python-list start getting automagically
forwarded into the newsgroup.
2. As traffic builds up in the newsgroup and drops in the mailing
list, folks cancel their mailing list subscriptions.
3. When the propogation of the newsgroups seems to cover just about
all the readership of the mailing list, a final message is sent
out to the list saying ``the mailing list is being disbanded. If
this is unacceptable to you, post a note to the list volunteering
to take over maintenance of it, in the next N days.''
Our netnews newgroup reception is really horribly spotty, here. Like, we
didn't start getting comp.os.linux.announce for _months_ after the newsgroup
So, when someone sees the newsgroup arrive on their system, could you please
post a note to the list, so we'll all know it should be arriving presently?