New Special page: Random page in category
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It'd be nice if Special:Random could be limited to pages in a certain category. This would be especially useful for large Wikis and Wikipedia Portals. Possible ways:

  • keep Special:Random, but add Special:Random/<category name>
  • create a new Special page with an input form (like Special:RandomPageInCategory and Special:RandomPageInCategory/<category name>)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


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Tobias created this task.Oct 4 2008, 11:18 AM
Huji added a comment.Oct 4 2008, 8:26 PM

I believe this is a good candidate for an extension, rather than a core feature. A similar feature was requested a while ago, and I created an extension for that. Please see bug 13051.

IAlex added a comment.Oct 5 2008, 7:56 PM

Note that this was added in r27380 and removed in r27436.

The extension exists for this purpose. Don't know if possible to enable it on WMF servers but that should go into another bug.

IAlex added a comment.Nov 7 2010, 1:56 PM
  • Bug 2170 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2170 ***

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