Requesting CV for non-existing users reveals their non-existence

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Issue #1903 resolved
Stephan Doerfel created an issue

When the user page of a non-existing user is requested a regular page with 0 posts is returned. Thus one can not tell wether the user exists or not. This behavior is different when calling the cv page but should be the same.

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  1. Robert Jäschke

    Why is this a problem? There are other ways to find this out, so I don't know why we should invest time changing this behaviour. One could also argue, that the behaviour on the /user/USER page is wrong (404 would be the correct HTTP code).

  2. Robert Jäschke

    Good question. From my point of view, we can fix it but I don't regard it as a "blocker" (hence, I changed the status). My suggestion would be to return 404 for non existing users on all corresponding pages.

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