A parody on Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on meet-ups of online 'communities':
Across the cosmos where groups of lifeforms whose main contact is through the power of connectivity arrange to actually meet up in the flesh, any event they plan to attend is in danger of being missed should alcohol be imbibed before the time of attendance. This is especially true should the event not involve pre-payment, is free, or involves a journey from the point of initial gathering when interesting and far ranging conversation between the life forms has started and taken over. This is true whether the life forms are researchers for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, members of the Scottish Blogosphere or small furry creatures from Alpha Centuri.
Let it not be said the the event missed may not have been good, but the events that actually occurred usually were also good thus leading to the failure to proceed as planned. The original event may merely have to be scheduled in for another time. That certain members of the group have to disperse before a formal ceasing of proceeding due to distance required to travel to their home planets at interesting parts of the discussion is a great sorrow.