I just hit the error page on the main site and it's still showing the sketchy image:

Sketchy error image

You can see it in place here:


Shouldn't this be a nice (well you know what I mean) image in keeping with the site theme?

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    Now soliciting suggestions.. post possible error images as answers here!
    – Emmett
    Nov 7, 2012 at 1:23
  • I suppose what we want is an artistic "fail" photo. Check the one out on DIY - diy.stackexchange.com/error
    – ChrisF
    Nov 7, 2012 at 9:00
  • I thought we had a topic way, way back when this site started, and a bunch of images were submitted. I believe the community back then also selected the one they wanted. Is there a reason that image was not used?
    – jrista
    Nov 9, 2012 at 5:05
  • Here is the original thread with 404 images: meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/13/…
    – jrista
    Nov 9, 2012 at 5:06
  • @jrista - I missed that. I think that one of those images should be used.
    – ChrisF
    Nov 9, 2012 at 8:52
  • @jrista Ah thanks, I missed that thread. We'll take a look...
    – Emmett
    Nov 9, 2012 at 19:56
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    The 404 page from that thread is now live! Still need a good error image though...
    – Emmett
    Nov 9, 2012 at 22:41
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    Thanks @Emmett!!
    – jrista
    Nov 10, 2012 at 1:52
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    I dunno, I think that broken-lens image would be better on the error page, and the 404 page should have something that better reflects the concept of "not found"...
    – Martha
    Nov 12, 2012 at 23:27
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    @Martha I kinda agree.. maybe use the something along the lines of a pile of SD cards for the 404 page?
    – Emmett
    Nov 13, 2012 at 0:32

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Based on the comments (from Martha and Emmett in particular) to the question I think we should have:

  1. The current 404 image (a broken lens) as the error page.
  2. A pile of SD cards as the 404 page.

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