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Getting 404 page for deleted discussions

When a discussion gets deleted the links to it are still available in the profile and stream (including the content of the deleted posts). While it may be nice to retain a copy of one's own posts (as long as they weren't the reason for purging, that is) the links point to non-existent threads. When following it you get redirected to the 404 page... which has no menu or other UI elements at all (e.g. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5279846 redirect to https://www.duolingo.com/errors/404.html ). I think there should be a friendlier message and the 404 page should retain the UI - it is not an internal server error where it is better to show a minimal working page than to potentially trigger an error again. It's just an URL that is not working anymore for some reason, not an emergency of any kind.

November 7, 2014

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