Non-programming discussion

Where can hackers go to have civil and intelligent discussions on matters unrelated to programming?1

Tried and failed

  • Hacker News: non-transparent moderation (ripe for abuse and censorship)
  • Twitter: easy ambiance of animosity (cf. Using Twitter sensibly)
  • Quillette Circle: biased and uncivil members

New communities to try

While reading this blog post, I came across a couple of reddit communities that may be worth trying:

If you have any recommendations, let me know by email. My criteria are: little censorship of legal content, intelligent discussions on varied topics and members exhibit genuine consideration towards one another.

  1. Of course, when it comes to the topic of human happiness there is no better place on earth than the actualism community (see Actualism Method).