Tribalism precludes objectivity, GR, so don't waste your time asking hyenas to be rational, or diligent, or even merciful. ;p
Tbh I think it's more due to them being lazy(and perhaps over worked) than spiteful....it's likely easier to mod people like us than police the entire forums.
Then they can point and say "See? We're doing our jobs" and go back to whatever other tasks GOG has set before them(likely galaxy related)
(This is evidenced by the fact they will lock entire threads....even small ones.....instead of deleting or editing a few posts.
It's also evidenced by how many rule breaking posts I see near every day in threads on page 1. Mods could likely find a post or three to mod simply by opening a few threads and looking at them for 5 minutes or less...yet they don't do such much)
Speaking of others breaking rules....the posts here, all of them started dropping in rating.
Obviously some other user is repping them all down to save time while down rating me.
That is clear rep abuse by others....but will anything ever be done about it?
As Vader would say: Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo