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What is the 'lottery' button for?

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While browsing through different sites I notices the 'Lottery' button in the header of the Posts pages. It shows next to 'Activity', 'Age', and 'Score', so it is indeed a way to order the questions.

The name seems quite straight forward, so I assume it is a kind of 'show me the list of questions randomly', but I just wanted to make sure since I could not find any documentation about it.

Also, what is the number as alt text that shows when hovering? It seems to match the number of questions in the specific category. In any case, I think an improved version could be in a form of:

List the (X) questions randomly.

(I wonder if something like [faq] questions could be included, so documentation keeps being created by users themselves)

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"Lottery" is a random set of 50 questions. It's a way to be reminded of older posts that have dropped off the front page. I agree with the suggestion that "Random" would be a better label; we didn't think of it at the time for some reason.

I also agree that the tooltips could be more informative. Thanks for pointing it out.

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