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Discussion on: Do we have a chat channel?

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You forgot to mention Bots. Discord has also good bot support! :D For sure someone here knows how to code bots.

Anyway, regarding the tone, first of all, I would just like to ask simple questions like: *pastes some code* and then ask if I'm doing it the right way.

I know there's Stackoverflow but as you mentioned, chat is more casual and you don't need to worry about a reputation system or whatever. Plus, if you see people online, the more probable your question gets answered fast. Unlike when you post in Stack, your train of thought drifts off and you should wait a couple of hours only to see your question ignored/downvoted.

I don't want to bombard the dev.to homepage with #help "Am I doing this correctly?" "How do you refactor this into a more DRY solution?" "Is this the right way of doing Promises?", etc. If I do that, then dev.to dashboard will be full of threads by me. I don't want that to happen. I don't want people to confuse genuine asking-for-help with being a spammer. I've been trying to avoid those kinds of questions deliberately but I'm going nowhere regarding on having an answer to them...

I can also understand @mr's and @ben 's comments, about the userbase being split. Unfortunately, I don't have too much opinion about that. But if I'm the one being asked, I'll be active in both. Because I always keep one tab of dev.to open and will probably open another tab for chat if it happens. :D