1 Name: cccc : 2021-10-04 23:17
I've been getting into programming and security stuff, but everywhere I go is either dead or boring old arguments playing themselves out again and again. Half of the comments will be people opining that they never got to be there while it was active. It's like I'm wandering through dead ruins only inhabited by sad ghosts who are nostalgic for a past that never existed. It feels strange.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-13 07:20
General "programming" stuff is never gonna be good. Find your favorite flavor of /prog/ + mailing lists and IRC channels for your preferred languages. A lot host their own IRC, Perl for example. Freenode may also have people with similar interests as you.
Ironically, a lot of 2D enthusiasts feel like what you describe but there's a lot more decent communities and communication about technology than most things online. Avoid big, big sites but you have decent options otherwise.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-16 00:57
This generally seems to be the correct approach to all hobbies/interest of a specialized nature (exs. anime, music, video games, and art production). The broader channels will be filled with white noise while the more narrow gates will lead to more likeminded individuals, albeit less of them.
Just pare down your search results to those most pertinent to your specific personal interests and go from there.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-16 22:43
You can find a lot of people on IRC. You could on #baot on Rizon, a lot of security, BSD, and programming people there. The benefit to IRC is almost everyone has tech background at least a little bit, so you're in good company. Another you could try which is significantly smaller is #dulm on Rizon, it's mostly networking and web stuff there, although there's a lot of interesting conversations.