One of the users here made them, actually. Chesluk. I sent them into HVS shortly afterwords, just for fun, and they responded to me a couple days ago. So believe it or not, I actually DO have proof. From both the creator of those images (Chesluk), and from HVS.
I'm happy that this joke finally picked up speed. Took it a couple months.
It's not a very funny joke. :/
I'm sorry :c It was directed at a group of people. No one single person. It served its purpose well back then. I'm surprised you were able to find them again. And you must admit, those were some pretty good edits. (Not mine. Chesluk made them.)
The Conduit 2 chat room is now up and running again. http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23conduit2&server=irc.web.gamesurge.net