I think that the node is a good idea. (Finding fellow Perl monks in your neighborhood.)

I would do it myself, for my own local area, if it wasn't for the risk to see n threads doing the same thing, possibly temporarily swamping the monastery with these threads (which would be a bad thing).

Maybe it would be worthwhile to setup some kind of (geographically) local area in the monastery?

Agreed, many of us may hesitate to give up his/her geographical location, but this would of course be an opt-in activity.

Personally, I'd very much appreciate to go out for a beer (or two?) with any monks (or other level participants) from my neighborhood.

f--k the world!!!!
/dev/world has reached maximal mount count, check forced.