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Often, I find that only the first 300 questions from every tab group get viewed. There are thousands of other pages buried.

How about a tab full of questions pulled from various places, regardless of date? On top of bulk discovery, even if part of the returned questions were already answered, it could work as instant reading material.

marked as duplicate by Frédéric Hamidi, hims056, Toon Krijthe, Bo Persson, psubsee2003 Mar 30 '13 at 9:10

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  • Your feature-request is confusing. Can you please explain it? – hims056 Mar 30 '13 at 8:04
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    The Community user actually will 'randomly' bump questions from time to time. Really, though; you are best using some interesting sort/search options to explore. – Andrew Barber Mar 30 '13 at 8:05
  • @hims056 Revised it to clarify the point. – Ronixus Mar 30 '13 at 8:05
  • @FrédéricHamidi Yeah, that's exactly what I was pushing for. If you can close this one as duplicate, please do so. Thanks for the input. – Ronixus Mar 30 '13 at 8:06
  • @AndrewBarber the problem with the Community user is that it bumps for all users. That way, some questions will have a long time before they get bumped. With a random question button, the unanswered questions would be 'divided' over all users. It's more fair, in my opinion. – Keelan Mar 30 '13 at 8:06
  • @camil really, with millions of questions, getting a random one is of very little benefit. Searching and sorting are really better ways to look for interesting content, IMO. – Andrew Barber Mar 30 '13 at 8:10
  • @camil though it occurs to me we're not just talking Stack Overflow, the principle still applies with 'mere' thousands. – Andrew Barber Mar 30 '13 at 8:12
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    @AndrewBarber How about a page-full of random questions? Say 10, 20, 50 random questions at a time. Instead of a sorted list of 50, that 50 could be pulled from different places. – Ronixus Mar 30 '13 at 8:12
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    I don't think the feature would be very useful for finding questions to answer. If you go to the "unanswered" tab and skip the first few pages the question quality gets progressively worse and/or extremely specific. In fact if you go to for example stackoverflow.com/unanswered/tagged/… (halfway through unanswered questions with no answers) you get a selection that probably looks very similar to what an actually random selection would look like. – JJJ Mar 30 '13 at 8:14
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    I would much prefer a list of of 50 questions in a set of tags I like, with certain score ranges, unanswered, of certain ages. Mix and match, and browse 'random' pages. – Andrew Barber Mar 30 '13 at 8:15
  • @AndrewBarber That rocks! Yeah, that's a great idea. – Ronixus Mar 30 '13 at 8:18

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