Things were never the same at the WELL after the decline and fall of the "savage user interface", the command-line nav called "Picospan."
Still the best "community" there ever was and will be. Some of the personalities there were epic in their impact … Stewart Brand,
Tom Mandel, Howard Rheingold, Blair Newman, "Hinging," Jay Allison, Tex, David Gans … and then figuring out a fellow Deadhead (John Lang Lorenz) lived only two floors above me in the same Boston apartment building …. The flaming of Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Time for his cyberporn scare story …
Moving to an HTML structure killed the place. Salon kept it propped up for a while, but I hung up on the WELL in 95 and never went back. I wonder if my old handle "dbuck" ever got scooped up.