In Charles Nordhof's, The Communistic Societies of the United States, he describes the "criticism" method of the Perfectionists at Oneida. He describes one application of this method, to a man named Charles, in some detail. After mentioning the criticism of Charles' table habits, Nordhof writes:
A man concurred in this, and remarked that he had heard Charles condemn the beefsteak on a certain occasion as tough; and had made other unnecessary remarks about the food on the table while he was eating.
Sounds like a fun crowd.