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The '''random page''' feature allows users to view a wiki page at random. The default, and most convenient use is to show a random page in the main namespace, and is accessed through the [[Special:Random]] page. Users will be redirected to the selection.  
 
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[[Image:M-en-sidebar.png|frame|right]] The '''random page''' feature allows users to view a wiki page at random. The default, and most convenient use is to show a random page in the main namespace, and is accessed through the [[Special:Random]] page. Users will be redirected to the selection.  
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[[Special:Randompage]] is an alias for the feature and works in the same manner.  
 
[[Special:Randompage]] is an alias for the feature and works in the same manner.  
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Users can also opt to view a random page in a namespace of their choice. This is achieved by specifying a namespace as a parameter to the page, i.e. [[Special:Random/Help]] will select a random page in the Help namespace; [[Special:Random/Category]] will show the contents of a random category, etc.  
 
Users can also opt to view a random page in a namespace of their choice. This is achieved by specifying a namespace as a parameter to the page, i.e. [[Special:Random/Help]] will select a random page in the Help namespace; [[Special:Random/Category]] will show the contents of a random category, etc.  
  
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*[[$wgContentNamespaces]] - this will set what namespaces should be counted as article content and included in [[Special:Random]] function
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*[[$wgExtraRandompageSQL]] - this settings allows for filtering of content from the [[Special:Random]] function
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The random page feature allows users to view a wiki page at random. The default, and most convenient use is to show a random page in the main namespace, and is accessed through the Special:Random page. Users will be redirected to the selection.

Special:Randompage is an alias for the feature and works in the same manner.

Namespace selection

Users can also opt to view a random page in a namespace of their choice. This is achieved by specifying a namespace as a parameter to the page, i.e. Special:Random/Help will select a random page in the Help namespace; Special:Random/Category will show the contents of a random category, etc.

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