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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.)