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Bug 3951 - Add __NORANDOM__ magic word to force page_random = 0
Add __NORANDOM__ magic word to force page_random = 0
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-11-13 11:22 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-13 11:22:56 UTC
Dear friends,

From bug 3946: page_random is 0 for many pages, excluding them from "random
page" requests
I could see that it is possible to suppress displaying pages in
[[special:Random]] and its variants as [[commons:special:Random/Image]],
[[commons:special:Random/Category]], [[meta:special:Random/Help]].

It would be a good oportunity to be able to control if a page is shown with
special:Random or not. It would be a community decision to use this feature or not.

At you see pages
with *invalid titles* which should be deleted at some point in time but which
still are available until
bug 3819: strip phantom general punctuation characters from page titles
bug 3887: create a special page for instring search of titles specifying %nn values
are fixed and bots are able to identify pages and characters mentioned in bug 3887.

Another benefit would be that contributors could start articles (as in [[news:]]
etc.) using __NORANDOM__ in the first draft and delete __NORANDOM__ from the
final article.

regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 mediazilla 2005-11-20 21:03:00 UTC
I'll vote for this feature, but I think wiki communities should use it very conservatively. Generally speaking, it shouldn't be 
used to mark articles as unworthy. [[User:Melchoir]]
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-11-21 03:17:07 UTC
Votes on this BugZilla tend to be ignored. I use mine as a sort of watchlist,
and I know most of our developers don't bother to look at them.
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2006-01-26 00:10:41 UTC
I think this would be a very good feature. For example it would make
[[n:Portal:Australia/2006/January/11]] stop showing up when you goto
[[n:special:Random/portal]]. Another intreasting thing would to be able to maake
subpages not appear in special:random

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