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Special:Randompage should optionally work for other namespaces than NS_MAIN
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Author: muke

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.

Version: 1.5.x
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 6:54 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz510.

christian wrote:

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 .

avarab wrote:

I'm implementing this.

avarab wrote:

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.

gangleri wrote:


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]]