Why do some posts automatically redirect to 404s?
I'm genuinely confused.
For example, take a look at this post. (It's called "The real reason why Duolingo does not have a Finnish course (and sorry for having to re-post".) If you look across the forums, you can see that the post exists:
One of the weird things is it says "6 days ago". However, when I click on it, I'm immediately redirected to a 404. This also happened with the original thread. I'm curious: why do deleted threads stick around on the forums? If they're not deleted, why do they redirect to a 404?
(Also, if anyone can view the thread successfully, can you post a screenshot of what it says? I've been curious since the original post.)
Edit: The user just tried again, and it still redirects to a 404. What's happening?!
Edit: It failed again!
The "6 days ago" is easily explained by switching the forum.
I wonder if that post has something Duo's maturity filter has deemed inappropriate. I'm not saying Mari is swearing or anything but anyone who remembers uploading immersion articles knows computers censor the silliest things.
Or maybe the staff keeps 404ing it so no one will find out the truth behind the Finnish conspiracy.
I think it could be:
1: Got downvoted out of the stream 2: Got upvoted back into the stream 3. It returns to the top!
Yes, that does happen to me. Although, if I close the tab and return to a post that has the error, then I'm able to see the post. Also, when I post a discussion, I get a 404 error, but then the post is fine when I re-load the page.
So, I guess it has to do with a malfunction caused by the maintenance?