IMO, It's okay to ask for help in wrong place, but it's not okay to waste others time.
Everyone was politely asking,
-"Can you share exactly where you are stuck?"
-"Can you share your code so we can take a look?"
If we do not know the problem how the heck we solve it?
People on the internet are people too. If someone on dev.to asked for help but refused to share details or to curse and waste time just because they thought everyone should just work for free for them, then it's not the platform or people's fault.
I felt really dumb when I answered but got a harsh reply that all the time we were just playing in his hand.
I felt stupid not because his harsh reply, but I could've used this time to help someone else who really needs the help.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.