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Is there a way to go to a post that is somewhere in the middle of long topics? By that I mean... lets take "Penny for your thoughts" as an example. Is there anyway I can start out by looking at post page #50 besides going through one at a time?

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Take a look at the URL when you enter a topic. The last number indicates the starting point of that page. Go to the next page. See a difference in the URL? Multiply that difference by the number of pages you want to jump and alter the URL accordingly.
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I just checked. When you go to page two of a thread, the URL ends with "start=30"

So, with thirty messages to a page, you can jump to page 5 by changing the url to end with "start=150"
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Most topics have less than 250 posts. When you go to Penny for example and look at the topic title you are interested in, you see the number of pages listed for that topic. Just click on the number and you'll go directly to that page. No math is required. There are exceptions to this. If there are more than 250 replies, then you'll see pages 1,2,3...68,69,70 for example. In those case, which are few, use the formula Dave described.
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Thanks for trying to help here. But I may have worded my question wrong.

When going to lets use "Penny for your thoughts " again. It has 0ver 200 pages of topics. I would like to just browse through the topics and click on the ones that interest me. Now page one starts and it lists maybe 1,2 3, 138, 139 140. So how can I start browsing at lets say page 50. Maybe you explained this but I am a little confused. Sorry if I do not understand your explanation..
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In your example, when you click on the topic you are interested in, go to page 2. In the address bar at the top of the page, you'll see the address ends with "30". If you want to go to page 50, multiply 30 times 48 because you are already on page 2. That will give you 1440. Change the 30 to 1440 and enter. This will bring you to page 50.

As I said, if there are less that 200 or so pages in the topic, you'll see the page numbers already listed under the topic title and you can just click on that number.
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Thanks. I got it now.

Thanks for your patience.
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