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"Random" Button for Viewing Comic

will825xwill825x Registered User
Hi there, long time reader, first time poster.

I think the addition of a "random button" for navigating the comics would be a great and (relatively) simple addition to the web site. You know, you click it and it takes you to a random comic.

A lot of times I'd like to look back at older comics, not necessarily specific ones, and navigating back from the current comic (or forward from the original comic) is very time consuming and to have to do it every time I want to look at older comics is a pain.

The way the URL of the comics is set up makes it difficult to navigate to a random point in the comic because the pages are not just sequentially numbered but also include a date mark in the URL e.g. if I wanted to go to a random spot and they were just sequentially numbered I could simply go to www.pennyarcade.com/comic/# where '#' is the comic number, but as it is I have to know on what date a given comic was written to view it this way.

Just my two cents
-Will

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  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Second. Usually I'll just go back a date in the archives and keep hitting next but a true random would be kind of neat.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll add it to the feature wish list. We have a couple of things coming down the pipe that you guys will enjoy :wink:

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  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I'll add it to the feature wish list. We have a couple of things coming down the pipe that you guys will enjoy :wink:

    It's porn, isn't it

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi A point called Z In the complex planeRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll add it to the feature wish list. We have a couple of things coming down the pipe that you guys will enjoy :wink:

    Thanks. It's one thing I always wish was there, and a lot of other comics have it. I normally type a random game into the search box and start reading forwards or backwards from there.

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  • IvarIvar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I'll add it to the feature wish list. We have a couple of things coming down the pipe that you guys will enjoy :wink:

    It's porn, isn't it

    Are you really sure you want PA porn?

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  • master_fumaster_fu Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Don't know why they got rid of it in the first place. Unless I'm mistaken that they ever had one, though I'm pretty sure they did.

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  • hegillishegillis Registered User
    I was about to start a thread on this as well, glad I found this one first.

    A random button would be a wonderful addition to the site, especially for (relatively) new readers such as myself who might have missed out on your pre-360/ps3/wii era comics. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent hitting the random button on xkcd or smbc-comics over and over and over....and over.

  • RingoRingo He/Him Bury me at Lone Tree DenRegistered User regular
    edited August 2011
    master_fu wrote:
    Don't know why they got rid of it in the first place. Unless I'm mistaken that they ever had one, though I'm pretty sure they did.

    They never had one

    edit - wow, just realized this thread was a necropost. Alphamonkey posting should've been a tipoff. My bad.

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