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Does anyone else think we need a random Instructable button? Answered


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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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There is one, and always has been.  Look at the Browse page, right next to "zeitgeist."

yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what button?

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Koosie

8 years ago

For sure!  Right after "Submit".

I'll click it all day long!

 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.

Are you saying that you don't want the button, or that you like the idea of the  button?