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Random not working

Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
by aflyingskypie
https://c.xkcd.com/random/comic/

gives me

ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

chrome on macOS sierra


... I love the random button.

Re: Random not working

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
by _Juan
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:

Windows10:
  • 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
    )

Re: Random not working

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:16 am UTC
by chugs
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.

Re: Random not working

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 am UTC
by chridd
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.)

Re: Random not working

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:33 pm UTC
by NeatNit
So uhh.....

Anyone?

Re: Random not working

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:02 am UTC
by SecondTalon
NeatNit wrote:So uhh.....

Anyone?


What specifically are you having a problem with?

Random is working just fine on my end.

Re: Random not working

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:32 am UTC
by cyanyoshi
When trying to go to https://c.xkcd.com/random/comic/, Firefox sometimes (maybe around 5-10% of the time) gives the following error:
Firefox wrote:Network Protocol Error

Firefox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the network protocol was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I'm not sure if this is the same issue other people have, but someone might want to know about it, regardless. The random button works as intended most of the time.

Re: Random not working

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 pm UTC
by flicky1991
I got the error when trying it for myself after NeatNit's latest post, but I can no longer replicate.

Re: Random not working

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:07 pm UTC
by Jb791
2nded, it’s completely broken for me