Like when you don't agree with someone's opinion so you comment on it, then they get all defensive, even though you weren't being horrible you were just saying why you don't agree. Then because this site has its little cliques then they come to the rescue and start ass kissing the "popular" person and bashing you, like what the fuck. Why are there so many ass kissers here, I've seen it loads of times.
You're not the only one whose noticed them so I definitely feel you on that but I know it has a lot to do with insecurity so they want to feel validated and appreciated by those who have a higher reputation or MHO. It's dumb, really.
I think what you have to do on here to stay sane is not get involved - Keep being yourself and state your opinion - If someone gets ultra defensive and starts an unreasonable argument, get out of there - If they are willing to discuss it reasonably stay by all means - My rule of thumb is GaG is here for my entertainment not to be annoyed by it though sometimes when answering phrasing my help there is a big difference between "I think you might be wrong there..." and "That is stupid...",
I don't kiss anybody's ass. Idgaf who doesn't agree with me. I will step in if somebody says something off the wall to one of my friends tho. Same thing I do IRL. And idc who doesn't like it. Cry me a river.