Last modified: 2008-12-15 19:38:38 UTC
Now, Special:Random redirects (among others) to /itemX, /chapterX, etc. subpages which isn't good, especially on pages created from subpages, such as portals are, where such subpage could be eg. just POTD or so.
Maybe $wgRandomIgnoreSubpages global with default = true or even $wgRandomIgnoreSubpagesInNamespaces array of (0->1, 1->1, 2->0...) values could be added as well so in case any wiki would like to have the default ignore behavior overridable.
A relevant request was made a while ago, and I created an extension to be used for it. Please see bug 13051.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 13051 ***