in reply to Random Nodes are prohibited

Thanks for the report. I have patched it so that it only selects publicly viewable nodes. I also found (and fixed) a bug where it was preferentially selecting either very ancient or very recent nodes. Cheers!

I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.

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Re^2: Random Nodes are prohibited
by kcott (Bishop) on Jan 02, 2021 at 21:56 UTC

    ++ Thanks for the exceptionally quick response and fix to the problem.

    I don't believe I've ever used Random Node before now; however, I just followed that link and refreshed a dozen times or more: nothing of any particular interest but no denied access either.

    — Ken

      Just used this feature for the first time and (I'm not making this up) hit Re: Detecting last line and blank line by sundialsvc4 ... in which it was suggested that SunnyD's post was made by an "artificial intelligence troll bot" ... which LanX insightfully noted was no longer a fantasy ... and further speculated that "probably someone is training a neural network with our conversations".

        Most unfortunate. Please excuse me smirking and chuckling in the background. :-)

        I reread the Guardian article and got a further chuckle from that.

        — Ken

        You and I both know that there was no intelligence used in the creation of that post.

Re^2: Random Nodes are prohibited
by marto (Cardinal) on Jan 03, 2021 at 09:26 UTC

    Great work, promptly fixed. Thanks as always for your work here. Would it be worth while to consider this idea of making nodes hidden due to 'quality' reasons unavailable when selecting a random node?

      Thanks. Good idea. I have patched it again so that it won't select nodes with rep less than -3.

      I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
Re^2: Random Nodes are prohibited
by Bod (Hermit) on Jan 02, 2021 at 22:57 UTC
    I have patched it...

    Thank you for the really quick response.
    That is a vast improvement - before I was getting nodes that I couldn't see or nodes that I had already seen because they were very, very recent. Now I am getting nodes that might be of interest :)