On a number of writing sites, the owner has his friends who ‘shill’, that is, they race around sucking in members, defending the site, and attacking everyone who complains.
He pays them.
Some get a fixed rate, some a percentage, Some have their work published every minute on the minute so that they can make the most money.
This is why many people will ‘defend’ a site.
However, there are average users, users the Admin had not scammed YET who work harder to defend the site than the paid shills.
An average user, willing to throw his/her cohorts under the bus for a site they don’t own, know nothing about.