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Where can I find interesting programming discussions?

It seems Stack Overflow is quite strict, for example, questions can't be discussions. I assume the chat rooms are equally strict.

So where do people in Stack Overflow congregate? I refuse to believe there's no provision for random discussions!

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marked as duplicate by jzd, Mark Trapp, Cody Gray, Pops, Jon Seigel May 24 '11 at 17:06

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You sure about that title edit, Bill? ♪ – Grace Note May 23 '11 at 17:07
@Grace: It was a toss up, but I do think it makes a little bit more sense this way. :) – Bill the Lizard May 23 '11 at 17:22
@Bill okay but now where do I go for loser discussions?? – Daniel DiPaolo May 23 '11 at 19:29
@Daniel: You're already there. ;) – gnostradamus May 23 '11 at 19:33
@Daniel: Too easy. – Bill the Lizard May 23 '11 at 19:40
@Bill: sigh. The amount of suck on that website is just incomprehensible. – Robert Harvey May 23 '11 at 19:50
This seems like a reprise of this infamous question. – Cody Gray May 24 '11 at 10:01
Thank you to those who decided not to insult me – jodes May 27 '11 at 13:42

The chat rooms are exactly the place to go for discussions. We are still pretty strict about profanity and abusive language in the chat rooms, but that's about it. Subjective discussions are quite welcome.

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Chat on SF actively discourages on topic discussion, boobs on the otherhand ... – Iain May 23 '11 at 20:33
@Iain, I don't know that your statement is entirely true. We have had many good on-topic subjective discussions. What we really don't like is the hold-your-hand, walk me through a two-hour long setup type 'questions'. – Zoredache May 23 '11 at 22:41
Yeah the SF chat 'vibe' is that its a place to relax and talk about work / the questions rather than a place to do work / the questions. – RobM May 24 '11 at 11:22

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