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Consider the following story:
User Alice has a Stack Overflow account having a good reputation. When Alice creates a new account on another site from SE platform she will get 101 points of reputation because of association bonus (that is 100).
On Stack Overflow Alice has images in profile description. On the new account the Stack Overflow profile will be cloned having the same images.
In the new account Alice opens a bounty of 100 points and award the points to Bob. Alice remains with 1 point of reputation.
Now the problem: Alice wants to change her username. She changes her username in the textbox and clicks Save Profile button. She will get the following error:
Oops! There was a problem updating your profile:
- we're sorry, but as a spam prevention mechanism, new users aren't allowed to post images in their profiles. Earn more than 10 reputation to post images.
Is really Alice a new user not to be able to post image in her profile just because she awarded a bounty of 100 points to Bob?
Is this a good reason for what Alice will have to change her profile description?
Why until changing her username was Alice allowed to have images in her profile description even she had only 1 point of reputation?
I do not agree with this...