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John Kennedy
John Kennedy

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Profile pic - not updated from github

This might be my imagination / bad memory but did dev.to not pull profile image from github automagically when I joined?

If so, does it not update when github profile is updated?

thanks

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

We auto pull profile images when you first create your account, and not any time after.

My opinion is that it'd be a bit intrusive if we auto-updated profile images, too.

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Dian Fay

I think there's room for debate there -- one of the big selling points for using GitHub auth is consistency, after all.

I have noticed that pinned repo cards in the profile don't update if the description or star count changes, which is something I'd definitely have expected to stay current.

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

I think we have a chron job that does update the repos every now and then, but I might be wrong. Agreed that those should stay up to date though.

That's a good point about the consistency. Also noted. :)

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John Kennedy Author

I find it handy to have one place to update profile pic which then updates a bunch of other places. You could add it as an option - maybe a checkbox for auto update profile pic from github

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Andy Zhao (he/him)

That's a good point, and wouldn't be too difficult either. Thanks for the feedback!

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