At the bottom of the Questions page there are some buttons for changing page, i.e. You can find something like:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] ... [93376] [next]

Since the number of question is high, if I want to reach a page in the middle I have to click on the [next] button thousand of times.

For this reason I think it could be useful to have, next to the [next] button, another button like [next 100] or [next 1000] or [go to page ...].

Do you agree?

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    Why would you ever want to go to a specific page though? On SO the page order is pretty useless, and meaningless to boot as it constantly shifts
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 17, 2013 at 16:13
  • As in the comment to the @Doorknob answer, I haven't a particular motivation. I supposed it could be useful i.e. if (for some reason) I want to get the questions asked 1 year ago. But since the lack of reasons, and the "change the URL" workaround, I am now convinced that it could be not so useful.
    – 888
    Mar 17, 2013 at 16:24
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    This would have been handy when answering this question
    – AndrewC
    Mar 17, 2013 at 16:31

3 Answers 3


You can change the URL:


But why do you want to do this?

  • There is no particular motivation. Just, I supposed it could be useful. Anyway I didn't think about changing the URL before. Thank you.
    – 888
    Mar 17, 2013 at 16:16

I think that would add unneeded clutter. It's rare that I want to go to a specific page that isn't the first, last, previous, or next page. If I want to go to a page in the middle I can edit the URL.


The best reason I could see you might want to browse to the middle is if you are scanning for questions with a specific vote count, or in a specific range of votes, and much of that you can accomplish with a search, for example:

Search for XML-tagged questions with a score in the range of 22 to 45

This search leaves you with just 180 (as of this writing) questions and 4 to 12 pages (depending on your questions per page setting). Once filtered down, there is much less for you to have to browse and less of a need to scan through a large number of pages of questions, or to manual enter the page in the URL to find what you are looking for.

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