It's actually simple to understand the general dynamic. If you are popular you can post shit an everybody will white knight you and say how awesome you are and that others embarrass themselves ( I really love that term, the joke is instantly on you ) while if you are a member who nobody knows posting the exact same thing you will see a totally different outcome. It is really fun actually.
and that's what I post for months. For example if somebody new or not so much popular makes a shitty rant he will receive "stupid rant" or "-10/10" comments. If someone more popular makes the same and receives similar responses then this section is full of people who destroy a funny rant because people take everything too serious.
Or if a noob makes a rant that consists of an one-liner it's a shitty rant (for obvious reasons) if someone else do it then it's an inside joke or the rant needs to blossom.
I could make rants about hypocrisy on a weekly basis but I'd rather point it out in posts because it's really funny like you said
you know what else is funny? the fact you don't realize the people that are liked on here got liked by not being a total dumbass/cunt all the time like yourself.
But everybody is liked or disliked by someone. There is no user who is loved or hated by everybody. Rock316AE and Pyro™ are respected by many users but there are still a bunch of people who think they are the biggest cunts on this forum. Your post is not fact and therefore there is nothing to realize