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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 (

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    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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Re: Random not working

Postby NeatNit » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:33 pm UTC

So uhh.....


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Re: Random not working

Postby SecondTalon » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:02 am UTC

NeatNit wrote:So uhh.....


What specifically are you having a problem with?

Random is working just fine on my end.
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Re: Random not working

Postby cyanyoshi » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:32 am UTC

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.

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Re: Random not working

Postby flicky1991 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 pm UTC

I got the error when trying it for myself after NeatNit's latest post, but I can no longer replicate.
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Re: Random not working

Postby Jb791 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:07 pm UTC

2nded, it’s completely broken for me

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