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Oops! Have You Also Noticed This Nerve-Racking Error Lately?

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404 — out of nothing, something

It has started a few weeks ago and is still getting on my nerves.

When I put my baby to bed in the evening, all I want is to write.

Unfortunately, I get this bizarre ‘Error 404’ — EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

screenshot by Kristina God

It’s driving me crazy. J.J. Pryor, the owner of the pub ‘Feedium’ as well.


Here’s help

One evening, I even wanted to throw my laptop out of the window.

credit: GIPHY

Luckily, my husband, who is a software developer, jumped in, closed the window, and explained:

  • You enter an URL or click on a link. Through the link, a request is sent to the server. The server asks the database for the content.
  • 404 is like a placeholder that is visible until the actual content is there.
  • It takes a while until the result is returned.

My recommendation in terms of Medium’s user experience🐢

Apparently, the bizarre and nerve-racking Error 404 page is used as a loading page.

It would be nicer to see a loading bar like this🐢, wouldn’t it?

Cartoon vector created by babysofja

Final Takeaways

You’re not alone, my friend.

Before you throw your laptop out of the window, take a deep breath and just think of this little turtle loading bar when Error 404 appears again… and again… and again.🐢

© Kristina God

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