The random page link can be used to go to a random article in the wiki's content namespaces. This link is great as a starting point for browsing a wiki, or if you just want to learn a random piece of information. A link to random page is shown in the On this Wiki tab of every Wikia wiki.
On most wikis the content namespaces include only the main namespace. However, some wikis have custom namespaces — if marked as content namespaces, they will also show in results.
Not all pages are included (such as redirects) and the results are not strictly random.
Going to a random page in a specific namespaces
You can choose to view random pages in specific namespaces. To create a link to a random page in a specific namespace, use [[Special:Random/namespace name]]. There are normally no links to these on the wiki so you will need to link to them manually if you want to use them. For example, by copying the section below:
Special:Random will take you to a page in any of the namespaces marked as content (generally only the main namespace).