in reply to Re: Why Perl Monks Works for Me
in thread Why Perl Monks Works for Me

Perhaps the key difference is here he may feel mild (to strong?) embarrassment, whereas other places he would feel outrage or defensiveness at being flamed. There has to be some level of personal accountability, but not so much that people are driven away. Not that I think the Monastery has a monopoly on helpfulness, or completely lacks problems, but I think on average the balance is maintained fairly well.