11/11/2017 (Sat) 11:11:10
There is already a thread about discord. I don't know why it bothers you so much if discord exists, just don't use it. Based on what I've seen so far most people who use it, are your average gamers talking like "omg memes kek dude lmao". On IRC there is at least some sort of discussion going on, but even there I can sense the presence of neo-/pol/-meme crap. Last day I joined #electronics on freenode and what did I get? Some dude talking about socialists. I don't know if I'm going insane, but people are talking about politics a lot more than in the past. Last US election had a really big impact on the internet, it changed people in a bad way.
IM is not great for everything, there are some genuine uses for it, but it's mostly shitposting. You need to take some time to write a meaningful post, think about the content and structure it well.