I am quite fond of dogs and cults. You will sometimes hear members of particular groupings describe themselves as members of the Kagyu cult for example. This is a more technical description of alignment. I have been and practiced with groups that some would ascribe as cultish forms of Buddhism.
It is the same with a group of people or an online group. Some are narrow, some insightful, some dharmically insane (me for example) some cultish and doggedly right. Diversity of expression is something I am very grateful for. We learn from what we disagree with, what seems wrong, inane, dogmatic etc. Ideally only The Boddhissatva mentality gets through to us . . .