I've seen websites that show messages like -
Sorry, Something went wrong, we're trying to fix this ASAP , when they really should be displaying :
404 - the page you're looking for does not exist
One such example would be twitter , although the do mention that page does not exist, they explicitly say
we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon
Some even display messages like
Johnny, you shouldn't be here.
In my opinion, all of the above are kind of misleading. Is there any reason a website should display messages like these?
Edit : to make my question more clear, these are the questions that spring to my mind when I compare these two :
How would user react to these two error message differently?
Which one is more user friendly?
Is it acceptable to keep the user in dark about broken link just for sake of displaying a pretty message?