I'm all for saying that what keeps PerlMonks running so smoothly is so complex that it is impossible to analyze it in great detail. The most important aspect is of course the people. We have such a diverse community here and I think that makes a big difference. We also have a large number of members who are passionate about the site and its topic (that always seems to help). You can make attempts at taking PerlMonks and tearing it apart at the seams, but we have way too much going on here for anyone to understand it all. :)
If anything, the title of your node should say "How does PerlMonks _not_ work?" Bet you'd get fewer answers :)
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