Forums/chat rooms in French?
When I was younger I used to lurk forums in English. This I believe helped me develop my English fluency tremendously. So I'd like to find forums or chat rooms in French, where users don't know that I'm not a native, where we can talk about stuff other than focusing on the language.
It's best if it's not a "language learning" forum, just a general forum in which you can discuss anything and where native French speakers use their language liberally, with mistakes, abbreviations, Internet slang, and so forth.
If you have any, please list them here. Thanks!
Maybe this won't be of interest to you, it isn't a forum, but it helps me. I hope that it will help others. http://lecahier.com/ It's a fashion/lifestyle blog with decently short articles. It's helpful for a beginner learning colors, clothing items, family members, foods, etc. I read the articles in French, then again in English to check my understanding. (You can toggle this in the upper right).
However, in the context of language used liberally with mistakes and slang, you'll have to look to the comments on the articles.
Je crois que, a l'epoque des réseaux sociales, les forums et les salons de chat ne sont plus à la côte. :/ Enfin, il va être difficile de trouver des forums actifs. Cependant, il y a beaucoup des groupes actifs sur Facebook, Reddit/France etc. Cherchez des mots clés liés a vos loisirs préférés et vous trouverez des gens.
Pour le bavardage , on peut utiliser Omegle -- mettez "français," "FR," etc dans le boîte des intérêts et vous pouvez parfois trouver des francophones.