If i want to ask a question about coding practices where could I ask that Obviously, it would be a bit opinion based but there would likely be some very logical answers to my questions.
Discussions regarding best practices I believe are made more for a discussion format. There are tons of blog posts which go into different depths of best practices. You're right, questions like this are too open-ended and since everyone comes from different backgrounds, each will have their own opinion. As we can see, in the past it has not worked well. While it is a popular question is also has a bunch of answers, too many.
So, where to ask such things? If you're not too cynical you can read through the WordPress handbook ( or more specifically for plugin development and theme development ). Below is a list of open discussion sites:
- WPSE Chat, The Loop. We're always here, it's an infinite loop.
- WordPress IRC Chat is almost always populated.
- WordPress Forums
- Use social media to reach out. Most social media platforms have a few groups dedicated to WordPress.
- Reach out to a local meetup. Wordpress has many local meetups across the world.
- Attend a WordCamp
Some of the above options require more effort than others but I believe all are good resources to discuss best practices with actual people working in the field. There are probably premium help forums or 3rd party help forums that I am missing but if you really want that as an option they're not difficult to find.