working where criticism is praise

I may have just stumbled across the best resource for academics ever.  Built by academics for other academics.  The one piece of advice I noted in a recent thread I read was to "avoid toxic threads."  Academics are good at arguing their points, and relatively bad at thinking at the meta-level about where they want the conversation to go.

I've read The Chronicle, but definitely hadn't even notice the forums before.  I found this by searching for some input in the tenure process.

http://chronicle.com/forums/

The particular thread I read was about encouragement, specifically, where do you get yours in a work culture where criticism is praise?  The whole thread is worth reading:  http://chronicle.com/forums/index.php/topic,88480.0.html


Also came across these in my search:
http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/01/11/essay-dealing-depression-while-tenure-track
http://www.jstor.org/stable/27702243?seq=4