All the other sites seem to be doing this...

We need an image that will be displayed when users try to bring up a page that does not exist.

Please quote the source so the team can negotiate rights if necessary.


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Hi guys. alt text Have a look at the proposed design and add your comments please :)

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    Wow. I don't know how you keep creating such awesome stuff... but keep it up! Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 3:54
  • Is there a chance that this could be used? I hope so, it's well done! Commented May 28, 2013 at 17:37

We couldn't find the page you were looking for...

You should talk to our new network administrator.

Source: linux.org.uk.


Since we have a nice round logo for ubuntu & friends, why not simply make it say 4 [logo] 4.


Another idea I had.

The entire webpage is the bottom of a book. This book has a lot of pages. The footer of the book says "Ubuntu StackExchange" (or the name of the site once that's agreed) and the page number 403 on the next "page" the same footer "Ubuntu StackExchange" and the page number 406 and an obvious tear in the binding where page "404/405" would be.

For as you can see, the page "404" couldn't be found!

  • this is funny!!!
    – txwikinger
    Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 14:06

I think something more simplistic.

Giant text, that says "404" after a few seconds though the number starts increasing slowly then more rapidly until it stops at 9,001 small text under the GIANT 9,001 says simply "This page is over 9,000" then a redirect to the home page should be in order after that.

  • ITS OVER 90000!!!
    – akshatj
    Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 4:30

From linuxowns.files.wordpress.com.

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    Absolutely couldn't resist!!! Commented Jul 29, 2010 at 0:21
  • -1 for obvious reasons :)
    – Ressu
    Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 18:44
  • @Ressu: Well, maybe you can elaborate, because not everyone might get it. Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 19:40
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    There are a few reasons: using a picture of someone without their permission, using that same picture to promote something that they do not endorse and finally using a false quote. It's a legal case waiting to happen.
    – Ressu
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 5:39
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    Also Mark Shuttleworth' blog about tribalism comes to mind markshuttleworth.com/archives/439
    – txwikinger
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 22:57
  • Ya, I knew this wouldn't get picked as the 404 image - but it's funny! Feel free to delete it if needed. Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 1:22
  • No need for deletion. It would fall under parody :)
    – txwikinger
    Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 17:46
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    Well played george!
    – invert
    Commented Aug 6, 2010 at 10:59

From Be the Wumpus.

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