A place for monks to get honest, open feedback about their code,....Nobody posts here unless they want direct feedback.
This sounds like PerlMonks :) You can even post Anonymously if you like.
No, the problem is that many monks post to Code
without there being
the request (and understanding) that the code will get feedback. I've stomped on
far too many toes here, because I dig in with my "code review" eyes on, when
all they wanted to do was say "see, looky here, I got some GOOD STUFF".
So, the difference between "code review" and the rest is that there is an explicit understanding that this is the "I want feedback on how
I am doing this". Formalization of the process would definitely help, and yet
still protect the ego-full junior programmers (opposite of egoless programming)
from misunderstanding the responses of people like me, who ultimately are
just trying to help.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker