This one is only one of many examples were a user has spotted a bug or incompatibility in one of my LaTeX packages. A (more or less) dirty work-around or patch is provided as answer, and the user is fine with that.
Neither the user nor the person who provided the patch seem to think about reporting an issue to the package maintainer. Why?
Does no one care because it's a win-win-situation for both parties, the user has a solution and the one who gave the patch earns reputation?
If I take a look at the
caption package bug tracker I mostly see bugs I have found on SX and have put it into the bug tracker myself. I must confess that I feel not motivated at all to fix them since no-one seem to care. And since I don't visit SX regularly these bugs are only the tip of the iceberg, I guess there are many more hidden in SX questions & answers I'm not aware of.