IRC / Telegram/ Discord / any kind of chat please!

I came across a (now closed) posting where as an alternative to IRC a Discord channel was offered. I was excited to join it but I see now it’s been closed. could we please have a chat system, Telegram group, etc. where devs can congregate? bulletin boards like this are fine but they’re not meant to have a conversation and especially when doing discovery of a new technology (and certainly whilst developing) it is preciously valuable to have access to others in real time