Stack Overflow is working on changing their culture to appeal to beginning programmers and new users. Maybe they’ll succeed without driving away the expert users. But even if they do, it will take time. Meanwhile, people will look for alternatives, asking questions like How do I add more complicated questions to Quora similar to the ones on Stack Overflow? (answer)
Everyone has their own history with Stack Overflow and it’s hard to convince someone who had a bad experience that the site is the best place to ask programming questions. Nevertheless, it’s the best place to ask programming questions, as long as those questions fit the Stack Overflow model and you ask them correctly. You could even potentially ask a competitive programming question on Stack Overflow, though that requires extra care.
Why is this post so short? Find the answer, and links to a blog table of contents, at A Summer 2019 Experiment.