Don't worry, I'm going for more of a hippie or Bernsteinist type, not a tankie.
Leftists can be disingenuous assholes in debates with no consequence, so either one or more mods had a vendetta against him, too, or the unspoken rules are applied unevenly. Possibly both.
I doubt that either were likebotting. Personally I don't necessarily believe it's actually a thing here, though it may be possible that some participate in some quiet brigading sometimes. If Grey were fudging votes, why are basically all his replies on this page saddled with like, three times as many downvotes as there are recent participants? It simply doesn't follow.
Edit: Also frankly I think we all should just steer clear of trans topics for a while, regardless of what anyone has to say. It's clearly too severely hot-button for us to be mature about it for more than a post or two.
I don't personally think gray was responsible, but i have noticed that whenever him and a couple other users post here on the forums all of a sudden the like dislike counters change by like 3-5 now I don't think it's him because it doesn't seem like he'd complain about dislikes and draw attention to himself while doing that, but it was a thought
anyways back to normal posting