I am thinking it is an inside job or they stalk Groupthink, because their handle is crudely referencing xeos and pugglelover and I think both are active over there. They have posted images of a mutilated corpse in response to my comments about some other gross pictures they posted. It is clear that the pending system is not the answer here. There are too many good comments that are hidden in the greys now even from longstanding, valued members and I enjoy reading what they have to say. The answer to this problem HAS to be disabling pictures for new accounts or just disabling them altogether, as shitty as that would be. But I would think that the tech team as smart as they are could figure out a way to do this so that trusted members had picture posting privileges and all the others would have to earn them. The problem now is that I am responded to by people who are pending all the time and I have no idea when they respond to me if the picture they attached is going to be awful until I open the page. It could be a dancing cat or a dead cat. It's a Schrödinger's comment and the only way to effectively end this abuse is to prevent these sad, bitter people from being able to post pictures at all.
Just a warning to all: Don't click on the pending comments because the troll is having some grisly fun at our expense. I will remove them as soon as I can. Or a mod can.