A discussion in the chatterbox with kudra who suggested a "hall of shame" gave me the following, slightly more 'remedial' idea. (As she pointed out, we wouldn't want bad code popping up in searches; might confuse some people. But if it were clearly labeled...)
(credit must also go to an article or two on perl.com)
Why not have a "code clinic" section, where monks take some sub-par code and clean it up, offering explanations of why they make the changes they make? It would
sit somewhere in between the Code Catacombs and the Tutorials, in that it would take the material in the Tutorials section and apply it to a real-world problem.
Discussions could, of course, suggest OWsTDI.
Philosophy can be made out of anything. Or less -- Jerry A. Fodor