I'm working on a huge project, the learning curve has been steep, and I've been finding myself needing to ask questions outside the scope of the 'This single issue' => 'This single action to resolve said issue' stack-exchange format.
With the situations I'm investigating, and the decisions I'm making, I'm finding myself wanting to ask vague questions where the answers will most definitely contain:
A: an opinion
B: an explanation (occasionally patronizing) of something that could be found in documentation, that I simply did not know where to find
C: That's a bad idea don't do that, without suggestions for better approaches.
D: Not adhering to a strict context.
E: The question has been asked, but the answer does not satisfy my needs in context.
I love this site, I end up here multiple times everyday, and have come to rely on the expertise of the user-base here. Are there any good places, that aren't decade old forums with good SEO, or IRC channels that anyone could recommend to gain/share knowledge with a more casual format?
Found this: http://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=meta.stackoverflow.com
Will check it out, but the question still stands.