What's an alternative to Stack Overflow with a friendlier community?

About the only such community that could exist, I think, would fall under the category of “paid support.”

Stack Overflow is a friendly community. What they aren't is a community of slaves waiting to answer your every question, no matter how little effort you put into asking it.

Now if you were paying someone to help you? Then you could ask whatever ambiguous, completely unresearched fraction of a question you wanted to ask, and it would be their job to dig deeper into what you're actually asking, and/or to do the research for you.

If you're still just learning, then finding a group that's at a si

About the only such community that could exist, I think, would fall under the category of “paid support.”

Stack Overflow is a friendly community. What they aren't is a community of slaves waiting to answer your every question, no matter how little effort you put into asking it.

Now if you were paying someone to help you? Then you could ask whatever ambiguous, completely unresearched fraction of a question you wanted to ask, and it would be their job to dig deeper into what you're actually asking, and/or to do the research for you.

If you're still just learning, then finding a group that's at a similar level of education that you can talk with might be the right answer. FreeCodeCamp has chat rooms that people hang out in to talk about the material at every point in the curriculum, for instance.

But don't blame StackOverflow, which is a community of primarily professionals, if they get annoyed when someone comes and asks the same beginner question that's already been asked a hundred times and the asker didn't bother to do even a basic search.

Or worse, they just post broken code and expect someone else to debug it for them.

Do your homework. Put in the effort. If you ask a question without doing any work to find the answer, it shows, and it's you being rude to the community, not the other way around.

They're just calling you out on your rudeness in asking for complete strangers to do all of your work for you.

You are posting your question on one.

Stackoverflow has become increasing toxic over the years despite their initiative a couple of years ago to be less toxic.

In contrast Quora has becoming a far better community over the same period.