"At least to me, your tone is coming across as somewhat hostile. "
You see how a perspective of one person can differ from a perspective of someone else? First of all I already stated before that english is not my native language and sometimes it is not so easy to formulate a proper sentence also from my perspective for example you are acting hostile towards me trying to make excuses about bots, Google and stuff when I clearly showed you examples of human mistakes that can be corrected without a harm to human submission score but instead of setteling situation like for example "oh, ok he's kinda right, our system is not perfect, let's give the guy back his 1 or 2 percents of score and lets close the case" you chose to make a lenghty discussion with excuses. Secondly, is it really that surprising to you? How would YOU feel after having a problem after problem with such a simple task as uploading a wallpaper? And it is not a problem with me because I really have other options and I'm using other websites as well where such problems does not occur.
"Again - gotta cut moderators some slack." - lets switch it a little don't you think? Maybe for once give some slack to uploaders hmm?
"As a final note - we are a community that's working together to create a really wonderfully curated site."
Yeah, and I wanted to be a part of that comunity too with doing alot of good job because at the first sight it look like a friendly place worth doing so. So I spent a lot of time while doing it (almost 2.000 wallpaper ratings, adding tags, commenting, filling the Movie abyss etc) but I can see now that it is great when I do stuff like this but when there is a problem with a stupid picture that can be easilly fixed with two clicks the community leader choose to build a brick wall. Well ok, that's your right. Just remember, community is build on users that are willing to build it. Basic economics. Thank you for your time adn I'm sorry that I took yours. It simply seems that a madman like me simply does not fit in your community. Have a nice day.