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Bug 13051 - Have a Special:Randombook, or similar, that only returns top-level pages
Have a Special:Randombook, or similar, that only returns top-level pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 15827 19101 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 16655
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Reported: 2008-02-18 02:16 UTC by Andrew Whitworth
Modified: 2009-06-08 13:40 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Andrew Whitworth 2008-02-18 02:16:19 UTC
en.wikibooks in particular, but other sites as well, have a problem because our pages are not all top-level pages, but are instead arranged hierarchically. En.wikibooks may have pages arranged into books such as "MyBook/MyPage", or en.wikiversity may have "MyCourse/MyPage", en.wikisource may have "MySource/MyPage", etc. Special:Random returns any random page, which may be inside a larger book. I would like, and several other people have expressed a similar desire, to see a variant of Special:Random that would only return top-level pages (ie, pages with no "/" in the title). For instance, "Special:Randomrootpage" would be a generic way to label it, or something similar.
Comment 1 Huji 2008-02-18 10:27:06 UTC
As this is only needed for wikis which follow the subpage hierarchy, I think it will be more appropriate to add this feature as an extension, not in the core. I'll try to write the extension as soon as I can.
Comment 2 Huji 2008-02-18 11:43:05 UTC
I created the first version of the extension and uploaded it to:

After a review by main developers, it may be installed to Wikibooks for the prupose you asked here. I'm marking this bug as fixed, because there is a solution available for it now.
Comment 3 Andrew Whitworth 2008-02-18 15:45:17 UTC
Wow, that's fantasically awesome! We've been talking about this for so long, and I was expecting a bug report to add a few more weeks to the process. You're wonderful Huji!
Comment 4 Huji 2008-02-18 15:49:44 UTC
Heh, thanks for the complements. I'm glad I've helped. If you want help with the rest of the way, you can contact me by email.
Comment 5 Chad H. 2008-12-15 19:38:38 UTC
*** Bug 15827 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Chad H. 2009-06-08 13:40:21 UTC
*** Bug 19101 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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