SO appears to have change recently, with respect to the questions page. It may be to do with the "new" tab functionality, I am not sure.
Previously, it was possible to order the questions by "Newest" and then after having jumped to page 2, then one could directly manipulate the
page parameter in the URL, as described in Why can't I Jump to a Page Directly?, like so:
However, now, on SO, it seems that is no longer possible, as irrespective of which page one is on, the URL is always
One can only select the pages offered at the bottom of the page:
If I am trying to get to the page for questions in January, for example, how can I do that, without having to repeatedly scroll to the bottom and selecting only two pages along from where I already am?
If I am missing something then I apologise.
Other sites still behave as before - this new behaviour only appears to be on SO.