What's the best namespace or place to make a proposal that en:wp have
a "random *featured* article" button?
As anyone who uses the random article link knows it often turns up
places of small geographical interest. We now have a pretty damn good
library of featured content. I'd really enjoy being able to pop a
random featured article, knowing I was about to see some of the best
we have to offer.
The downside, of course, is that it could further clutter an already
fairly busy interface; so perhaps this could be switched on in
preferences? Or alternatively perhaps the feature could be made
available from a button that only appears when you visit a certain
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I have downloaded enwiki-latest-all-titles-in-ns0.gz and I want to extract
main titles and store them in another file. For example, some titles have
meta information (e.g. disambiguation etc.) and I want these to be removed.
Can I remove all the text between parentheses from the titles to achieve
Also some titles start with the "!" character. and some are enclosed between
two or three of them such as !Adiso_Amigos!. What is the purpose of "!" in
such cases? Also why some titles are enclosed between two double quotes such
Finally, is there a document describing all these conventions?
P.S: Is this the right place to ask such questions?
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