Divide and rule is a standard tactic. Few users are adroit enough to appreciate that all writers are not treated the equally.
For example, on this site, it is has often been ‘standard’ that none of my articles are moderated from Friday afternoon until Monday Morning.
On Friday, I can load my ‘pending for publication’ tray if I am stupid, or leave three or four items growing moss in my account over the weekend.
Usually NONE of my articles will be ‘moderated’ until Monday.
That is ME.
Throughout the weekend, every time I log on I’ll see new items published by others. That means others can publish, not me.
Every so often I can not load an image. But others are loading images.
If users joined together, sharing various facts among themselves the owners would realise that their discrimination against particular users has been exposed.
But this doesn’t often happen.
It is not that no user can publish on the weekend, it is not that all users suffer an image glitch, it is that Selected Users are not going to be published on weekends and Selected Users will not be able to publish an image.
This is one of the ways that Owners discriminate to keep certain writers from reaching the threshold.