What I find extraordinary, and something that should be shameful to the online Western Buddhist community is the implosion of E-Sangha.
The largest Christian site in the world is still up and running.
The large Atheist sites like James Randi still up and running.
But it was the largest English speaking Buddhist site in the world that imploded with in-fighting, bickering, disrespect etc.
I think it's something to be wary of. Years ago, when E-sangha was just new (I was like member number 350 or something), the online Buddhist community was very respectful and helpful.
Something changed, and for the worst.
I personally find this site Dharma Wheel the only one worth tolerating these days. (Personal choice for me). A good mixture of orthodox teachings, without the Buddhist Fundamentalist rants
We can be the change we want to be, here.
Namaste & Gassho!