SO aims to be factual and reusable. It can be intimidating to be downvoted as a new user, it has certainly been for me, and non-verifiable and incomplete information from experts can certainly still be useful, but the value of SO as a whole is increased because of its strict policies. Dev.to might be more beginner-friendly but is often wildly inaccurate.
Unrelated: I think you hit the nail on the head with "sh*tpost" in terms of clickbait :P
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