Maybe consider an off-topic category? For people who just want to talk about the game(sports) or anything?
Could also be an off-topic divided to several different topics. Like books, sports, talking about what you accomplished after learning programming.
Thanks for the invite to the forum!
That’s a nice suggestion, but I believe the forum must focus on just code and learning to code.
I say this not because I’m against any of these things, but more to keep the discussions focused and useful to all the people who need help or want to talk about programming in a collegial environment. Adding a ton of other topics would simply detract from that goal and will just eat up moderation time I and the moderators would need to help people with their programming problems.