I saw this message in Tavern chat by a given user and I wanted to visit their profile, but heading to their profile page led me to a 404 error.


I tried to search about this (I found this) and ask on Tavern chat but it led nowhere.

Please fix this error which confuses users who try to visit user profiles from chat.

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    Does this answer your question? Chat user has no parent user
    – W.O.
    Sep 28, 2021 at 12:33
  • The newest related Q&As: meta.stackexchange.com/q/305211/282094 meta.stackexchange.com/q/305211/282094 and old: meta.stackexchange.com/a/129385/282094 - and "Related" links in right column.
    – Rob
    Sep 28, 2021 at 12:34
  • No, I already mention that on question.
    – 4b0
    Sep 28, 2021 at 12:35
  • They all are old question and doesn't address the question.
    – 4b0
    Sep 28, 2021 at 12:38
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    @Shree It should be fixable now (and has been for a while), but we often encounter the obstacle of many little things needing a fix and not enough time. I'm glad you posted it again anyhow, it might happen this time.
    – W.O.
    Sep 28, 2021 at 12:47
  • After searching for their user name, I found that user's profile here: meta.stackexchange.com/users/960635/snow. It's weird that they don't have the same ID though. Sep 28, 2021 at 13:14
  • Does this answer your question? How does one delete a chat profile?
    – Rob
    Sep 28, 2021 at 13:25
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    NO That's not neither its duplicate ?
    – 4b0
    Sep 28, 2021 at 14:41
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    As the duplicate explains: Once the user has a large chat history deleting their account breaks the link to their profile, and that CORRECTLY is a 404. The server can NOT detect a bug and apply a fix OFT, if it could there would be no bug reports, or spam. -- The 404 is not the error, as explained in the duplicate they are fixing these incomplete merges manually after the user asks. --- If your request is: script a search for all broken links, write each a redirect to a page explaining the problem, and fix the code so this doesn't continue, then that is what you should ask.
    – Rob
    Sep 28, 2021 at 16:13


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