[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4631: Invalid profile URLs should return a 404

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Wed Oct 9 09:22:36 UTC 2019

#4631: Invalid profile URLs should return a 404
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo             |

Comment (by dd32):

 Replying to [comment:6 jonoaldersonwp]:
 > Damn. I'm inclined to suggest that we still aim to resolve this; the
 current behaviour is pretty harmful.

 While I agree, I'm not re-architecting Profiles at this time.
 It's a pretty blunt redirect at a very low level to prevent a lot of
 WordPress & BuddyPress functionality from operating - even replacing it
 with an equally blunt 404 didn't work out too well.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4631#comment:7>
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