This is a very minor bug that won’t affect users however I still think it is worth fixing it.
Whenever I quote someone’s post or topic and they change their avatar after I quoted them, their profile icon for that quote will not automatically update. If you are a visual person like me, you might find posts with a profile icon instead of a username. This disrupts my searching of posts created by the same person that was quoted because their icon has changed. If this was fixed, my user experience would be enhanced because I would be able to see updated and correct profile icons in quotes.
I actually noticed this and didn’t pay attention to it. I changed my avatar and thought that Devfourm will soon update. It has been 2 weeks and I still have my ¬_¬ face even I am not wearing it right now.
I would consider it a bug due to it interrupting my reading. Even the staff noted to use a workaround for updating profile pictures in general. The fact that quoting contains the same behaviour, this would be considered a bug since a workaround isn’t considered a fix. Profile pictures not updating automatically is also a bug however there is a temporary “fix”. A workaround does not mean something is not a bug.
That’s just a quick workaround. The point of this post was to shine a spotlight on the fact that profile pictures in quotes don’t update automatically. Either way, this bug disrupts my reading on the forums when looking for posts with the same profile icon. Logging on and out would still interrupt my workflow.
Just received an update on this issue. Apparently whenever the user changes their avatar and both the quoter and user reload the devforum, the outdated icon still appears. As of right now, the quoting icon does not update under no circumstance. Once again, this is very minor but disrupts my read-flow.