I'm new to the discussion, can someone summarize why this is such a bad idea for me?
People are afraid if a gift section becomes available it will be easier for scammers to get the gifts or abusers who will just take it because it's free. To me this seems like a low issue since the problem in the first place is that there are so damn many gifting on this site that it will easily attract attention not to mention there are ways to filter out scammers. Also, a few have made some poor argument that there won't be any "hidden gifting" too.
Actually, that's only part of the issue. The other concern is that if they start dividing the forum, they will keep dividing until we end up losing the general forum entirely to different subforums for each topic people feel should be separated. Part of what made this community so great in the first place was the general forum and we don't want that to go away.