>>15913>I use is r/academicbiblical, which has a lot of genuine experts
Yes, this exactly. I also defended Discord once because I could find very knowledgeable people on classical greek literature, phonology and corpus, whereas in 4chan and other imageboards you don't get any of that, at all. Even if there happens to be one of them, I figure they wouldn't bother writing a thoughtful response because *the very culture discourages these kind of posts.*
I also dislike the whole Reddit formatting, the heavy js, the sorting system, everything about it's UI, really. And much of the culture, too, to be honest. But the niche subs are nice.
Problem is, mention Discord or Reddit and people will focus on the negative aspects. People tend to think their own favourite format is the superior one in all aspects. But here on imageboards I find mostly retards pretending to be smart, and approaching everything with nothing but bitter negativity.
The reason I keep talking about this is that I've missed so much because of this self-reinforcing narrative which has kept me from actually trying these sites. I don't want this to keep others from finding actual constructive discussion which is largely absent in these sites (again not sushichan.)