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Lack of interest Xenforo Error Page Enhansements

#1
Do you guys think the error page is a little bland? How about making it more up to par with the design of this forum? Perhaps a border, red indicating something went wrong etc. Ill leave the implementations to the developers as i just want to give them the request.
 

KURTZ

Well-known member
#2
Do you guys think the error page is a little bland? How about making it more up to par with the design of this forum? Perhaps a border, red indicating something went wrong etc. Ill leave the implementations to the developers as i just want to give them the request.
do you meant the error pop-up?
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#5
Perhaps add an optional bells-and-whistles admin can elect to enable for there, which if the URL format is well-formed, extract keywords from the URL, do a quick search, and offer a small list of threads:
[SIZE=18pt]XenForo Community - Error[/SIZE]


The requested thread could not be found.

Perhaps you meant:
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
XXXXXXX - posted by yyyy | zzz replies
 

Cezz

Well-known member
#10
Indeed I think KURTZ is thinking the standard browser 404 page, but a custom 404 page is just as much a 404 as any other as long as the header is sent...

I guess this page is fully controlled by templates??? so if people so want to add more features to the 404 like a more obvious search or some additional navigation they can?
 

Russ

Well-known member
#11
I don't really think off the shelves a software package should have a glorified 404 page. I do like the idea of possibly adding in "Did you mean:" but it would be no biggie. I think this is a problem if a URL is typed incorrectly which shouldn't really be too big of a problem in most cases(I could be wrong).
 

KURTZ

Well-known member
#12
weird, try to select the two links which vrtsolus has posted, the first is a 'forum's' normal error (and i don't see any 404 there), but the second (the quoted message) is the standard 404 ...

anyways, Cezzy is right, i meant this ... and also i remember the custom 404 page that you (or your fellas) have released for the vBSEO ...
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#13
weird, try to select the two links which vrtsolus has posted, the first is a 'forum's' normal error (and i don't see any 404 there), but the second (the quoted message) is the standard 404 ...

anyways, Cezzy is right, i meant this ... and also i remember the custom 404 page that you (or your fellas) have released for the vBSEO ...
First one is the correct one.
Second one is a different link covered under the text of the correct one. It tries to load something out side of the XenForo installation (/community), which is why it is not caught by XenForo, and so it throws the default 404 message.
 

Cezz

Well-known member
#14
weird, try to select the two links which vrtsolus has posted, the first is a 'forum's' normal error (and i don't see any 404 there), but the second (the quoted message) is the standard 404 ...

anyways, Cezzy is right, i meant this ... and also i remember the custom 404 page that you (or your fellas) have released for the vBSEO ...
/me wonders when I became Cezzy... Originally I was just Cez, over the years I gained a z some how (me no know how) now I gained a y???

Yeah I believe it was Brian that wrote the custom 404 for vBulletin that we are sharing on vBSEO.com....

I am not seeing what you are saying about vrtsolus's post though :S
 

KURTZ

Well-known member
#15
First one is the correct one.
Second one is a different link covered under the text of the correct one. It tries to load something out side of the XenForo installation (/community), which is why it is not caught by XenForo, and so it throws the default 404 message.
OK, maybe this needs to be fixed ... :) but i'm wondering about the first: is this a 404 too?
 

Andy Huang

Well-known member
#16
OK, maybe this needs to be fixed ... :) but i'm wondering about the first: is this a 404 too?
Yep.
HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:49:44 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) X-powered-by: PHP/5.3.2 Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT Cache-control: private, max-age=0 Set-cookie: xf_session=bdeb54101f037ebd9b1ad74c9bf146e0; path=/; httponly Last-modified: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:49:44 GMT Connection: close Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
You can check it via: http://www.simonecarletti.com/tools/http-checker
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#18
Do you guys think the error page is a little bland? How about making it more up to par with the design of this forum? Perhaps a border, red indicating something went wrong etc. Ill leave the implementations to the developers as i just want to give them the request.
It could use some sprucing up.