From the most recent issue of The American Genealogist which just arrived at my door yesterday, p. 157. Speaking of the Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists:
"The only qualifications for a Fellow are the quality and quantity of his or her published genealogical work, usually compiled genealogy, not abstracts or methodology. At the meeting this year, it was proposed that "publications" include those online. The Society had decided quite a few years ago that digital/online publications did not qualify as permanent contributions to the field. At this year's meeting, much was said on both sides of the question: Online publication is becoming increasingly common and increasingly excellent, but it remains fluid and its permanence is uncertain."
I do find this sad, but certainly something I agree with. I've tried to get people to up their games on the Internet and have only been met with indifference to hostility. For the time being the real work remains in print.