Hello! As Python developer and Discourse admin it’s great to see an official Python Discourse. I was thinking about starting an inofficial one, but this is much better I think replacing multiple mailinglists with Discourse is the right direction. I still can read important messages in my mail client but having a modern Web UI with full text search in all categories is a big plus for me. I also like the weekly summary mails for Discourse instances I don’t visit regularly.
The official status is that this website is still an experiment There is no clear plan to remove mailing lists.
What happens if the experiment “fails”, will the discourse forum be deactivated?
IMHO the experiment is a success. No idea of others have the same opinion.