I agree with the proposal. C'mon guys… everybody knows a programming language can't stand alone by itself. It needs supporting frameworks and libraries to make the language usable in practice. Since Swift is the main language for Apple's platforms, mainly iOS, then it's just logical the newcomers come with questions about iOS as well.
The more platforms are supported by Swift, such as Linux and Windows, even if it's unofficial, newcomers would also come from those platforms too. So, it's simply inevitable that newcomers will also talk about using Swift on those platforms. Dismissing them would make Swift looks bad to newcomers, that eventually will bring bad impression both to Swift community and Apple brand.
Apple Developer Forum is pretty much dead. Of course, it's Apple's fault, not us. It's Apple's responsibility to make it better. But as a community, we can't just blame Apple and do nothing. We could provide an alternative forum to welcome Swift newcomers. We are living on
swift.org domain after all. Newcomers would very likely come first to this very site.
If we want to make Swift as a popular and cross-platform language or be the language of choice to many people, we should embrace newcomers from any backgrounds and with any intents. We can't be elitist and exclusive or even ignore those newcomers. We don't know what might come from them for Swift community in the future. We could get new Chris Lattner or new Linus Torvalds. Who knows? :)