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Bug 510 - Special:Randompage should optionally work for other namespaces than NS_MAIN
Special:Randompage should optionally work for other namespaces than NS_MAIN
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-17 16:36 UTC by Muke Tever
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Muke Tever 2004-09-17 16:36:48 UTC
It would be nice to have something like Special:Randomcategory to browse 
categories at random, the way that Special:Randompage serves a content page at 

The full set (e.g. Random template, Random help etc.) ''might'' be useful, 
although I don't see it being near as much so.
Comment 1 Christian Kreibich 2004-11-28 17:27:34 UTC
I think this could also be very useful the other way round -- I'd really like to be able to get a random page from a single category. See 
my suggestion at .  
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-04-16 23:05:26 UTC
I'm implementing this.
Comment 3 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-04-16 23:51:48 UTC
In HEAD one is able to go to Special:Randompage/Namespace to get a random page
from that namespace, Special:Randompage gets a random article (from NS_MAIN) as

Changed the summary to reflect this.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-06 09:47:26 UTC

Only the translated *Namespaces* are supported not generic ones

[[eo:Special:Randompage/Vikipediisto]] and
[[eo:Special:Randompage/Vikipediista_diskuto]] will work fine

but [[eo:Special:Randompage/User]] and [[eo:Special:Randompage/User_talk]]
will default to [[eo:Special:Randompage]]

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

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