New Special page: Random page in category
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Tobias
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Huji, Tobias, Platonides and 3 others
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bz15824
Description

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>)

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Severity: enhancement

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Tobias created this task.Via LegacyOct 4 2008, 11:18 AM
Huji added a comment.Via ConduitOct 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.Via ConduitOct 5 2008, 7:56 PM

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

Raymond added a comment.Via ConduitJan 7 2009, 11:54 AM

The extension http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:RandomInCategory 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.Via ConduitNov 7 2010, 1:56 PM
  • Bug 2170 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Platonides added a comment.Via ConduitNov 7 2010, 3:14 PM

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

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