in reply to Voting in Perl News

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 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.

Makeshifts last the longest.