The First and Last Word On Online Communities.
"An online community is no substitute for real-world interactions. In fact, the most successful online communities are the ones that throw parties, sponsor events, host get-togethers -- help members meet one another face-to-face in the real world."
Not my words but those of Craig Newmark, founder, Craigslist interviewed by Fast Company.
In November 2000.
Now can we all move on.