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Random can give you a page that is not in the language you chose
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On MediaWiki.org, I noticed that when I hit Random, most of the times I would be brought to a page that is not in my language (en). Could you make it so that Special:Random will only serve you pages in the language you have set?

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 22 2017, 11:15 PM
PokestarFan triaged this task as Low priority.Jun 22 2017, 11:19 PM

Stupid me

Reedy renamed this task from Bug/Feature Request: Random can give you a page that is not in the language you chose to Random can give you a page that is not in the language you chose.Jun 23 2017, 4:14 AM
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Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Jun 23 2017, 8:07 AM

@PokestarFan: Which underlying problem would this solve?
Which problem do you solve by using the "Random page" function and why does this problem require you to not get random pages but only pages in a specific language? (For future reference, please see https://mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug - thanks!)

@matmarex What is specific about Translate here? The ability to change page content language is a core feature.

matmarex removed a subscriber: matmarex.Jun 26 2017, 3:54 PM

Why should Special:Random return random pages just from a specific category (e.g. in a specific languag)? That could mean, that in some cases, Special:Random is not random anymore, because pages are selected by specific user-properties :/

Aklapper closed this task as Declined.Jul 14 2017, 9:48 AM

Indeed... I'm closing this as declined because Special:Random is about random pages. Specific language is not random anymore by definition.