Reddit has a plenty of subs on these topics, but they seem quite noisey.
For example, /r/askhistorians requires that all answers be long form and cite peer-reviewed articles (no wiki, first person comments or pop-historians allowed).
Some of the tech subreddits there are much better than StackOverflow - for example, I get better answers on /r/rust than on SO.
Basically a Hacker News clone for data science.
Is there a filter already available for "articles with code" or is this a "spend an afternoon" project?
My email is in my profile if anyone needs an invite.
In my opinion, a well-designed web site should pass the "someone linked me here and told me it was good but didn't say anything more about what it is" test. When I landed on your site, I felt it wasn't that easy to discover what it's about if I don't already know.
Even just adding a short sentence ("read about and discuss psychology, creativity, and more" or something) would go a long way, but having an "about" link I can find and follow might be good too.
FWIW, I think Hacker News also fails this test to some extent. It's possible to glean what the site is about from the Guidelines and FAQ links at the bottom of the page, but it doesn't really cater to that at all.
Also gCaptain.com for Maritime News (occassionaly linked to by others here).
Seeking Alpha for equities
xconomy for pharma
econacademics for econometrics
Fermat's library for mathematical critique
Source code: https://github.com/netgusto/hackervid.io
Comp arch Google groups for.. well, computer architecture.
Intelligent political discussions off the police radar are 50% of the reason why I check this site everyday. I just don't get that level of discourse at the comment-level anywhere else.
"Off-Topic: Most stories about politics, or crime, or sports, unless they're evidence of some interesting new phenomenon."
Given that political stories get flagged fairly consistently, I would guess that the majority of readers here agree with that guideline.
Seriously, what's the actual mechanism behind a flagging? I always assumed it was a privilege of one with a high rep point count.
A tiny minority of my submissions and comments have been political.
HN content quality remains very high without the need for politics to creep in everywhere. If you want politics go elsewhere, not here.