I think that a feature that sorts all the unanswered questions randomly would be good, as long as it reordered everything every time the page is refreshed. I often browse the newest page, only to find that I am out of questions that I can answer within five minutes. It would help get attention to old questions that would not be looked at otherwise.
Here's a SEX-DEX query to do this:
It has a few problems, such as SE's overly aggressive caching allowing
RAND() not to function properly (make a simple edit every time you run the script & it should work), and the interface isn't the best, but it does pull down what you want.
Here's the query parameters I used:
- Only Questions
- Zero total answers
- Less than 500 views
- Not closed
And, the most important part
- Selects 15 in-order rows, from a random part of the SE Question heap.
I could have used
ORDER BY newid(), but that would have cause major performance issues, so I decided to use this instead.
Enjoy the script, and let me know if you have any more requests (besides tag filtering, it turned out to be too complex).