I thought I'd share this again in case any of the day crowd missed. My question: Why does Gawker hate pictures?
I have heard from Gawker Tech that, in order to improve mobile performance, pictures in posts will not show on the Oppo FP (don't know about any other FPs) unless that photo has been recommended/promoted. If the picture is big on the desktop, it will appear on the mobile FP. If it's small on the desktop, it won't appear on the mobile FP.
If you want to see this in action in the comfort of your home, open a new window on your desktop browser and make it very narrow. As it shrinks, it will magically become a mobile window. And the little pictures will disappear.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.