Bookmark of A community isn’t a garden, it’s a bar.

But it’s almost 2023 now. The world is different, the online world is very different, and I’m pushing 50. So I think it’s time we all start talking about online gathering places with a more apt metaphor: bars.
Very apt description of online community. You can't have a good bar without a good bartender (community manager). The big social sites always try to outsource the bar tending to AI or outsourced moderators to save money, but it doesn't work.