A moderated group would not work. News admins, myself included, would remark
that as c.l.p has just been formed it should be used, not immediately dropped
for a moderated group, and would vote against such a group.
The thing to do is _not_ dive for cover back into the mailing list, but to
get _very_ active on the news group and push the idiots out. (Complaints to
persistent offenders' sysadmins should deal with those who don't go as most
of the idiots appear to be from .edu sites.) Posting the python FAQ once a
week (with suitable Expires: header) for the first month or two would help
clarify what the group is about, and repeating some of the emails with code
in onto the newsgroup would both start to shove the idiots out, and catch
the eyes of people who might be seriously interested in python.
-- "Especially in England, no one really knows what's going on and so everyone is a little paranoid." -- Daniel G. Pouzzner <douzzer@PIRANHA.LCS.MIT.EDU> in sci.crypt