in reply to Making assessments
Although some people really seemed to be upset, my impression was also business as usual. I was a little embarrassed for PerlMonks, as were several others. But, it was mostly a short-term thing.
I suspect that many of the longer term members have been in cases where they tripped over a really bad mistake they made and had to deal with it before. I think people who had been in that situation in the past, got over the problem pretty quickly and continued to use the site as before.
A very wise mentor of mine once told me that the main difference between a novice and an experienced programmer can be seen when they find a bug in their code. A novice will actually say I can't believe I made that stupid mistake. An experienced programmer probably wouldn't say that. We have learned that we can be that stupid, so we correct the error (as best as we can) and move on.