missing links from river feed for blog and tidypics modules

i just noticed that where photos are added to a photo album in tidypics, the resulting riverfeed entry does not have a URL set for the member's name that uploaded the image.. their name is there but it isn't clickable.. 

i also noticed that blog comments are showing the entire path to the blog itself instead of the commentor's name.. !?

is anyone else seeing this?

i'm not sure who's responsibility it is to fix this.. is it the plugin creators'?

or are all river issues a core thing?