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Voting in Perl News

by cjf (Parson)
on May 26, 2002 at 14:34 UTC ( #169392=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I'm glad to see the Perl News up and running again (many thanks to vroom for doing this).

One of the reasons it was originally taken out of commission was that many people thought http://use.perl.org did a better job of providing Perl-related news. While use.perl.org is an excellent site, it focuses on larger stories and probably wouldn't publish most module releases and other small events. I think Perl News would be an excellent place to announce these smaller events

My question is, does the inclusion of voting in the section discourage people from posting their own small news items? Would the section be better off if there wasn't voting in it?

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Re: Voting in Perl News
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on May 27, 2002 at 04:43 UTC

    In which way is voting detrimental to the section?

    Downvoting (which probably is what you're hinting at) is likely a double edged sword whose absence would be just as bad, in a different way, as its presence. I'm sure everyone will agree that we don't want the section to drown in a sea of trivialities, even though we do want a place for news of narrower magnitude than use.perl.org posts them.

    My vote is to leave it alone for the time being. I believe we still need to find out just what it is we want out of the section. That won't happen without letting the section run for a while and observing whether develops in a satisfactory fashion. If we determine it has not after a while of observing it, we can then address the specific issues that have become apparent in the meantime, and discuss how to fix them.

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      In which way is voting detrimental to the section?

      See Perl articles section for the issues.

      I'm sure everyone will agree that we don't want the section to drown in a sea of trivialities

      If people use good titles, I don't see anything wrong with 10+ posts/day to the section. Voting in the section seems to imply that it is reserved for larger events.

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