I'm thinking of adding in Top 10 the option for displaying random posts in Top 10. I haven't found a single plugin that would do this sensibly in the sidebar, and after the other patches Top 10 is simply awesome for our purposes. The implementation I have in mind would allow the following settings:
__ Number of most popular posts to show
__ Number of random posts to show after the most popular ones
Ajay: Would this make sense to incorporate in the main branch?
The other option I had in mind is to use Better Related, but that requires more patching. It doesn't yet support thumbnails or widgets although it provides an option for manual placing. Another issue is that it hasn't been updated in a year, so it may take a long while before the patch is incorporated in the main branch. I'll likely make these patches for Better Related at some point in any case, but it may take a while and other users might love to have the feature in Top 10 as well.