I think the technical details of this question go beyond math.SE, but anyway I'll give it a try. I notice that, when browsing questions, the page range that a user can select from are, in general, the first, the last and an interval around the page you are on, for example you get to choose from a list like this: $\cdots\cdots$. In this manner is very difficult to browse in the between space of these questions. Could it be a good idea to modify this "choice range" offering also two intermediate numbers, one between page 1 and the page you are on, and another between the page you are on and the last page?
Would these intermediate number be something in the middle, like below? $$\cdots  \cdots \cdots  \cdots $$ Then I think this is more confusing than helpful. Why $174$, the browsing user will ask -- is there anything special about that page of results? And what if I want page $96$ instead?
If in the process of browsing you want to jump to page number N, you can do that by changing
page=25 (or whatever the current page is) in the URL to
page=N and hitting Enter.