Forum: How to jump to a random page on Biostars?
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gravatar for venu
4.2 years ago by
venu6.2k
Germany
venu6.2k wrote:

Hello all,

I am a new user of Biostars and also a beginner of Bioinformatics. I love to spend/waste my time here a lot. I've missed a lot of tools and important questions from the starting day of Biostars. I tried to go to the first page / or at least the page number that comes to my mind. I did not find this kind of feature that allows me to jump to a random page. Currently there are 653 pages, if I want to go to first page it takes a lot of time to go using next option.

Is it possible to jump to a random page with the current version of Biostars? If yes, where can I find this feature? If not, is it possible to include this feature in next version? 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.5 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k • written 4.2 years ago by venu6.2k
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gravatar for PoGibas
4.2 years ago by
PoGibas4.8k
Vilnius
PoGibas4.8k wrote:

Page1 https://www.biostars.org/?page=1&sort=update&limit=all%20time&q=

Page10 https://www.biostars.org/?page=10&sort=update&limit=all%20time&q=

Page 20 https://www.biostars.org/?page=20&sort=update&limit=all%20time&q=

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.2 years ago • written 4.2 years ago by PoGibas4.8k
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4.2 years ago by
Bergen, Norway
Michael Dondrup46k wrote:

Like this? https://www.biostars.org/?page=666&sort=update&limit=all%20time&q=

ADD COMMENTlink modified 4.2 years ago • written 4.2 years ago by Michael Dondrup46k

Thank you. It wastes my time even more :)

ADD REPLYlink written 4.2 years ago by venu6.2k
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The tech of using URL to pass parameters is called querystring (actually, it's the latter part of the URL that is the actual querystring). You can observe this in a lot of websites, where the URL goes <base_url>?parameter1_name=parameter1_value&parameter2_name=parameter2_value&...

Example: Google

https://www.google.com/?safe=off&q=biostars+random+page

That's a google search with safesearch off and searching for the query "biostars random page"

A point worth noting is, the parameters passed are usually public/visible ones. Passing a password, for example, would be a really bad implementation as URL is plaintext (visible to, readable by everyone).

 

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.2 years ago • written 4.2 years ago by RamRS24k
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