I am fairly new here in the forums... so I am guessing that when you can see a name and a post but no picture it means they are gone?
Is it permanent or temporary, like a time-out?
I noticed quite a few familiar names but no pictures this week.
No. I don't have a photo. My profile is hidden and all my photos are marked private at the moment. When my profile is active I show my photo.
If view profile and history are absent under the message number the user is no longer here.