I appreciate that we have a community here where people are able to discuss and investigate the Buddhist path, and share their experiences with others who are doing likewise.
I particularly appreciate that the vast majority of members of this community demonstrate respect for the intellectual and spiritual autonomy of others, and don't take it upon themselves to be an imposition on others by either play-acting as gurus, teachers and spiritual leaders, or by trying to coerce or force conformity and orthodoxy upon others. As far as online Buddhist or spiritual communities go, we're remarkably blessed in this regard, and I appreciate people's contributions to this culture, where there is the freedom to express ideas and interpretations, and those that are presented stand and fall on their own merits, rather than succeed based on who is propping them up or silencing the alternatives.
For those of us who were around for the E-Sangha experience back in the day, or have been involved in a spiritual community where ideological conformity is enforced by threat of punishment and exclusion, I'm sure what I say here will have extra meaning and context for you.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)