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Random Topic Button
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:30:52 pm »
I doubt this will ever get implemented, but just a random feature request that came to me: could there be a button that takes one to a random unread topic?
I'm only asking because I think it would make browsing new posts more interesting ;D
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 03:00:12 pm »
That sounds good but complicated to make.
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 03:54:31 pm »
Well, all it would have to do would be make an omniurl.tk with a random number after it, up to however many topics there are, then check if a) the person's permitted to read it (staff section, etc.) and b) if it's unread.
Then it would somehow get the message number, and bam.
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 06:16:09 pm »
I fear this would only increase necroposting... :/

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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 06:59:51 pm »
Okay then, random unread topic that's less than 2 weeks old :P
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 07:04:17 pm »
It sounds like a good idea. It would just be very hard to implement. You'd have to check when the last post was if the user had read it and find a random thread to do that in.
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 07:35:48 pm »
Yeah it would be hard. D:

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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 07:38:31 pm »
It'd actually be pretty simple if we had an RSS feed for the newest posts.




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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 07:44:54 pm »
It should also check to see if a topic is locked or not too. But I would think that it should allow different sections to be randomized in because I might not want to see a random topic in the pixel art sub forum for example

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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 11:45:29 pm »
Yeah true. I myself, for example, do not pay much attention to many hardware or math threads.

Also, if that was added, it would take someone to code it too :P

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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 11:47:44 pm »
It'd actually be pretty simple if we had an RSS feed for the newest posts.
I thought omnimaga has an rss feed of sorts, i can view new posts through opera mail.
The random topic button is a good one but not good for randomising the whole forum. There must be some system of segmenting which topics to randomise and which to not.

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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 05:40:38 am »
So here's a screenshot of the rss from omnimaga working in action:
Might be useful

To activate this in opera there should be a rss icon at the very right of the address bar when you're on the omnimaga page.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2011, 05:43:06 am by jhgenius01 »
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 09:33:32 am »
Hmm, can you find the address? If we have an RSS feed getting a random new post would be too easy.




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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 08:31:14 pm »
Yes i found it!
http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=ad96e8b528beaf626b653a225157688f&type=rss;action=.xml
works in firefox too but opera has the handy button in the address bar
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Re: Random Topic Button
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 10:10:12 pm »
Thanks, and done!

http://clrhome.co.cc/b/omninew/

Feel free to steal the script:

Quote from: PHP
$feed = new DOMDocument();
$feed->load('http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss2');
header('Location: ' . $feed->getElementsByTagName('guid')->item(rand(0,4))->nodeValue);

The problem is that http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss only shows the last five posts (so any "random post" is within the last five, which isn't really random). Anybody find a longer version?

EDIT: Update here
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