I used to go on Fark like 20 years ago and granted I didn't care much about politics back then but it seemed like a cool place where middle-aged office workers hung out and talked about random stuff, free from the children of other forums. There were differing opinions and they even used to have IRL meetups that looked genuinely fun.
Cut to 2021, and it's turned into a low-IQ, TDS-obsessed r/politics seethefest, full of posts with unironic titles like:
Trump cultists launch bioterrorism attack on a mall (because a bunch of people didn't wear masks in a shopping centre)
Are there any places left online where politics hasn't ruined the community? The Register is mostly jaded middle-aged British IT workers and it tends to avoid politics, but then it's not really a community as it's just comments in news stories rather than a forum.