For the last couple months, clicking on the profile image to say, view a new DM, instead first scrolls up the current topic. If the topic is long enough this may be multiple actions. Once at the top it finally shows the profile menu. I'm not sure whether this is a Discourse bug or something specific to whatever customizations are in place here. A quick search didn't show an general Discourse issues along these lines. This is the Safari Tech Preview on Monterey.
Given that on Safari 15.1 (176188.8.131.52.20) on Monterey, it works as expected, I guess the problem is in Safari Technology Preview. It's the only browser I have at hand which manifests this peculiar behavior.