I want to hear different views on what are the reasons for SO(StackOverflow) failures?
SO, was created to mimic EE and be a competition for it but in my view it has failed "miserably" so far.
Here are the reasons I have found so far:
1: Extremely hostile environment for a new user. Most of the new user's questions will stuck with downvotes and new user can even get banned by asking a "Valid" question.
2: SO's dysfunctional voting system encourages voting wars and competition groups who vote against each other no matter how is an answer valid.
I want to know your point of view about SO.
Also are you aware of any other websites(I.T) which can come close to the quality of EE.