Dev.to might be partially solving this problem but the real answer is Discord honestly. It's just slack but designed to not make you angry at the world.
Discord makes me angry. I used to be heavily involved in a Teamspeak Server and even though it may not have been as easy to use for the average user, goddamn was it just better in every way.
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