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The Movies & TV Community has an impressive number of posts: almost 13,000 of them that can be viewed over 258 pages (50 per page). If I am curious about what was asked in 2013 without having to get creative on a search, how do I do that? I notice that, when trying to go back in time, I can only jump back two pages at a time. Is there another way? Would it be handy to have a field where you can simply enter a page number?

The very valid comments below inclines me to add to this post. The best way so far that I have found to go straight to a specific page is to edit the URL in my browser: https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions?page=xxx&sort=newest. But that is inelegant I would say. A new user may not think to do this.

As far as I can tell, a search will get me to an abbreviated form of the sequential listing of the database. What if I wanted to preserve that listing, but would then want to go five pages beyond what I find?

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    Rather than trying to mess with the pages, why not just add a simple created:2013 to the search. Nothing "creative" about that really. For more info, see the help center. Pages don't really mean anything, especially when you could rather just specify the search instead. – Napoleon Wilson Oct 17 '16 at 23:41
  • OK. So the answer is always create some form of search -- regardless of whether you are a new user. I am just thinking that there would be a lot of users who can intuitively see that they are a couple of keystrokes away delving into this question history. The examples I brought up are completely arbitrary. – John Oct 17 '16 at 23:47
  • Flagged for migration to Meta.SE. this is a feature request for the SE api, not relevant to Movies.se. – cde Oct 21 '16 at 1:44
  • Related: Why can't I Jump to a Page Directly? – Napoleon Wilson Jan 14 '18 at 19:46

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