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Darth_Dadda
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Random button broken

Postby Darth_Dadda » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:43 pm UTC

<a href="//c.xkcd.com/random/comic/">Random</a>

Cannot be reached... refused to connect.

Why god why!?

workaround: custom Chrome add on that visits XKCD, navigates back one comic, saves the semantic url ending as t, then generates a url: https://xkcd.com/N∩[0,t]/

haha... no one needs your broken random button.

Organic Torus
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Re: xkcd random button not working

Postby Organic Torus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:05 am UTC

It's been broken since the 11th I think. It sucks because I like to go to dynamic.xkcd.com/random/comic instead of strait to xkcd.com so I get to enjoy a random old comic before I see the latest one. For a while I thought the whole xkcd site was down.

spirail
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Re: Random button broken

Postby spirail » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:31 pm UTC

+1. Joined forum just to notify bug... should have known others would beat me to it.

Darth_Dadda
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Re: Random button broken

Postby Darth_Dadda » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

spirail wrote:d have known others would beat me to it.


You're in good company! it's the only reason I joined the forum!

Organic Torus wrote:I like to go to dynamic.xkcd.com/random/comic instead of strait to xkcd.com so I get to enjoy a random old comic before I see the latest one.


I'm exactly the opposite! I read the new one first then spend hours and hours hitting random...

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Re: Random button broken

Postby balthasar_s » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 pm UTC

The c.xkcd.com server not working breaks not only the "Random" button but also other things.
One of them is https://xkcd.com/1190/.
On that page time.png redirects to https://c.xkcd.com/redirect/comic/time.
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Re: Random button broken

Postby bugmento » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:49 pm UTC

another thing that is now broken is the JSONp api, at c.xkcd.com/api-0/jsonp/comic/


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