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Does anyone else think we need a random Instructable button?



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lemonie7 years ago
We have a random function, click where it says random

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Pie Ninja (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Yes, but I don't want a random page of Instructables, I just want it to open one random 'ible.
Mmm, pages are easy because you can query the database by numbers. What you're asking for is something different.
Put together a Forum Topic, saying you'd like a 1-click take-me-to-a-random-Instructable button so you can "channel-hop" them, and that you think lots of other people would like it too.
Someone who can might agree with you and do it.

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kelseymh7 years ago
There is one, and always has been.  Look at the Browse page, right next to "zeitgeist."
EpicZombie7 years ago
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what button?
Koosie7 years ago
For sure!  Right after "Submit".

I'll click it all day long!

acidbass Koosie7 years ago
 me too
acidbass7 years ago
 I am lovin the idea
I think such a button already exists. Starting from Home:
https://www.instructables.com/
Click Browse:
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/

Then the Instructables tab, then the link labeled "random"

It's the one on the end of a list that looks like this: 
featured | popular | recent | rating | views | zeitgeist  | random

Clicking the "random" link will lead to urls similar to the following:
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?&sort=random_1415
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?&sort=random_4935
https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?&sort=random_428
Those urls all look the same except for the number suffixed to "sort=random_". 
This suffix number, or the act of choosing it, might have something to do with the randomness






I wouldn't say we need it, but it is fun to play with sometimes.
caarntedd7 years ago
Are you saying that you don't want the button, or that you like the idea of the  button?