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Random not working

Postby aflyingskypie » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:31 pm UTC


gives me


chrome on macOS sierra

... I love the random button.

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Re: Random not working

Postby _Juan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:22 pm UTC

Not just random (The mobile version or the desktop version), but the whole "c" subdomain for xkcd.com, no page in c.xkcd.com works, because it refuses the connection.

Tested in:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Edge
  • IE
  • Python (

    Code: Select all

    import requests
    requests.head('https://c.xkcd.com') #Or requests.head('https://c.xkcd.com').status_code

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Re: Random not working

Postby chugs » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:16 am UTC

yeah i want to 2nd that. I am trying (for the first time ever) to browse xkcd.com/#. The buttons on the front page i.e. 'next' and 'random' do not return any new cartoon.

I've tried:

- mobile phone (Chrome - android)
- IE
- Chrome (with all extensions/adblocker off,ghostry and ublock off etc). Even tried in incognito mode and still nothing returns.

ok, so next part. The buttons links are all failing when you go directly to them i.e. random's https://c.xkcd.com/random/comic/

<next = https://www.xkcd.com/#
random = https://c.xkcd.com/random/comic/
<prev = https://www.xkcd.com/2071/

Archive works though, so i guess i'm going to use the painful UI to browse the collection, sigh. hmmmm i think i'm going to go back and do some work today instead of browsing comics.

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Re: Random not working

Postby chridd » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 am UTC

chugs wrote:The buttons on the front page i.e. 'next' and 'random' do not return any new cartoon.
'Next' on the front page doesn't do anything because the front page always shows the most recent comic and next = newer; the next comic doesn't exist yet (or hasn't been made public, at least). If you want to see the comics newest to oldest, use 'Prev', or if you want to start at the oldest and go forward, click '|<' first and then use 'Next'.

('Random' isn't working for me right now, either.)
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