Could we open specific discussions to replies from the general community?

For what its worth, while changing the permissions in Committers for a single post is clearly thoroughly impractical (as you mention), there is one potentially-viable alternative that might be worth thinking about—cross-posting announcements like that to another open category (e.g. Core Development , or PSF )? That way, core devs see the message and don’t get spammed, but there’s also a place for the wider community to express congratulations and well-wishes to our well-deserving compatriots? Or at least would we want to welcome community member doing so, if they wish to provide a venue for such?