Referring to this post in the forums, http://wordpress.org/support/topic/118485?replies=3#post-561297
The Moderator suggested I post in here.
Is the WordPress Announcement List working? Is it used?
There is a signup box on every page of the Support Forums.
This seems like a very important resource. And, if it is offered, shouldn't it be used?
My recent response from a Moderator in the forums is that it does not work - and never has. Is this true?
If it doesn't work, the best idea I have is to fix it.
If it does work, how about posting a FAQ that explains when and why it is used.
Finally, provide a process through which users may manage their subscription to the list.