Hacker News is still getting worse/popular (I forgot when I first started using, I know it was before the Bitcoin whitepaper). Any other similar sites anyone can recommend?
I'm with the others in thinking HN isn't much worse. In spite if its popularity (if you can call a tech forum like that popular), it's still very much one of the best places to find sane conversations on the web.
Regarding sane conversations, that's true.