[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4651: Invalid themes requests should redirect/404

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#4651: Invalid themes requests should redirect/404
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp   |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect           |     Status:  new
 Priority:  high             |  Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |   Keywords:  seo analytics
 A request to https://wordpress.org/themes/?p=5 returns a 404 error, but,
 then the JS kicks in and returns the themes front page.

 This is incredibly messy from an SEO and from an analytics perspective.

 We either need to:
 - Continue to let 404 these 'properly' server-side, but replicate this
 experience client-side (which is odd, as adding an arbitrary query
 parameter like this shouldn't result in a 404), or;
 - Ensure that the server-side request matches the client-side experience.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4651>
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