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 did a better job of providing Perl-related news. While 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?