I just sent a support email to @github making the following request for better 404 pages:

Your 404 pages are pretty but useless for actually trying to find stuff which is misspelt, moved or gone. Could you consider implementing some of these improvements?

  • Show the github header on the 404 page for consistency
  • If the path is /real-username/missing-project, show the user’s profile and a list of their repos
  • If the path is /missing-username/*, show a search for “missing-username” or at the very least prefill the search box with that text
  • Keep track of projects which have moved and do HTTP redirects to their new locations

Thanks for all the great work you’ve done and made possible,
Barnaby

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