I have to say after using or being a member of almost every platform that exists for developers, DEV is by far the most welcoming, respectful, polite and helpful community of developers online that genuinely help each other grow and learn from each other.
I am fascinated by how nice and pleasant everyone on this platform is, the moderators are cool and involved and the community is open to everyone irrelevant or race or gender.
I am pointing out this last bit because of how shocked I was by my experience on stack overflow in the past 2 weeks, you can read about it more in this post i wrote here, I won't go too much into details. https://dev.to/scorpionedge/stack-overflow-has-become-an-unwelcome-and-hostile-platform-3mkd
The world needs more platforms for developers like this one, where no one is discouraged or discriminated for asking questions no matter what the question is. "There is no such thing as a stupid question", my professor once told me in college. Wise words.
The best thing about DEV is that it encourages and breeds polite discussions and really does help us all grow and learn from each other. Isn't this the entire reason why we are all here in the first place?
What are your thoughts on this and please do share what you like most about DEV in the comments below.