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« on: May 11, 2008, 10:50:13 AM »

when an unknown errors happens on librarything.com seems you get the following:

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Error: Rampaging elephant error. Hide the peanuts and try again later.

Made me laugh!



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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 10:50:56 AM »

sorry didnt realise the screenie had saved as a bmp  embarassed, should i reupload as jpg?

DONE
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 05:48:20 AM »

well this ones a 404, found after Dilbert changed his website



http://www.dilbert.com/co...ive/dilbert-20080413.html

ps. really enjoyed the elephants smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008, 12:42:17 PM »

i must be doing something wrong today - got another one!


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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008, 12:44:09 PM »

One of the best 404 pages was on a web design website, where you get an entire article on good 404 pages smiley
Must get the link, it was full of good screenies.

Although the 2 i got from LT and flickr were probably the "timed out" messages
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 01:22:18 PM »

http://www.homestarrunner.com/doesnotexists.fil



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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 03:36:00 AM »

One of the best 404 pages was on a web design website, where you get an entire article on good 404 pages smiley
Must get the link, it was full of good screenies.

Although the 2 i got from LT and flickr were probably the "timed out" messages

I think you'll find it or something similar in this thread
404 - Page Not Found
or,
the irresistably titled
Nothing to see here :/
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 12:48:43 AM »

I like the 404 from theprawn.com

It has a silly comment about the page you're trying to access, then give you ten random facts.

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Got cheese? (We don't.)

What we do know:

   1. In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
   2. Murphy's Oil Soap is the chemical most commonly used to clean elephants.
   3. Non-dairy creamer is flammable. - EEEEWWWW!!!!
   4. If you took a standard slinky and stretched it out it would measure 87 feet?
   5. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
   6. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
   7. If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
   8. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.
   9. It is impossible to lick your elbow or stick your elbow in your ear.
  10. Your foot is nearly the same length as your forearm as measured from the inside of the elbow to the wrist.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 01:20:51 AM »

Smashing Magazine's Wanted: Your 404 Error Pages and 404 Error Pages: Reloaded.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2008, 01:08:11 PM »

The difference with the 2 i posted is that they are probably error 500s smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008, 03:27:06 PM »

Here's my current 404 error page:
http://www.veign.com/not_found

Here's the old one:
http://www.veign.com/error-404-blocks.htm

Kinda fun playing around with 404 pages.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008, 03:29:09 PM »

This gives me a great idea for a new dc contest!

Make a 404 page for DonationCoder!
It should star our mascot Cody of course.  People could use the existing images of Cody or perhaps they could just design it with a mock up sketch and we could ask Nudone if he might be willing to bring the mock-up illustration to life.

Shall we make it official?
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008, 10:41:05 AM »

YES!
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2008, 10:47:29 AM »

I would be interested to see a codified 404 page.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2008, 10:49:00 AM »

Yep, i will post an announcement about the contest in the next day or so, so get your pencils ready smiley
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