Unbelievable. I think the trolls are using some html trick to get past the block Gawker Media put in place today and are able to post more rape GIFs at will. The entire comment system has to be shut down as a result.
I am completely flabbergasted because Kinja was something that was so obviously vulnerable to trolls. We all knew this. It was so vulnerable, in fact, that merely one really motivated troll could make life a living hell for anyone dealing with the comment section, either as an author, moderator, or member of the commentariat. And what's more, they took away the tools for the moderators to deal with them immediately.
Kinja has some incredible features but the level of dumb in its open door, all-are-welcome policy just astounds me.
*At least on Gawker and io9