We need a jump section. When you try to find a question, there is a list of them running up to 9,000 questions. However, it is frustrating to go through every page trying to find it. We should have jump section that allows us to "jump" to the page that is in range of the question I'm asking.
This would be relatively meaningless as a feature on SE question lists because the pages are numbered from the top down. "Page 284" is only relevant at a specific moment in time. In a day or two the content of that page will have partially migrated to page 287 and some to 286. Page jumps are only useful when the pages are numbered from the back-forward in the way answer threads on normal forums are where the newest content is at the end of the thread.
There is no way to meaningfully recall a specific page in a sliding group like SE questions. If you want to favorite specific questions you can do that with the favorite tool or your own bookmark system. Cluttering up the site with a tool to go to page 284 doesn't help much of anybody because it's not a meaningful delineation of any specific content.
If you cant find something, use the (quite good) search tools.
1Good point, the system works "backwards" than that of forums.– AlenannoAug 15, 2011 at 20:09
If you're trying to find a question on a particular topic, try looking in a particular tag (just click the tag name to go to that tag's questions).
If you don't know how the question is tagged, but know something else about it, review the search options. For example, you can specify whether to search for words in the title or body, or whether to retrieve questions that already have an accepted answer.
Keep in mind, also, that on many pages and search results, you can choose how many results to view per page (in the URL, like https://english.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=faq&pagesize=50, it's the
pagesize=50, or find the 15/30/50 buttons at the bottom of the page) so if you find yourself clicking through many pages, viewing more per page can help.
?page=nwhere n is the number of the page you wish to jump to.