There are a lot of great old questions and it's fun to browse through them sometimes, but I have yet to find a good way to do it.

I can start at the first page and work backwards, or start at page 12200 and work forward. Is there a way I can look at say page 3141 without having to click to it a few pages at a time? I've done this a couple times working forward from the end, but now I have seen the questions toward the end, and would have to click quite far up the list until I get to questions I haven't seen yet. This is frustrating.

I've noticed that a couple badges such as "Excavator" and "Archaeologist" depend on editing or answering old questions so it seems like there should be an easy way to look up posts 6 months or older, or from 2012 etc.

Are there any such filters somewhere? How do I access old questions without starting from the oldest? Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ Search within tags that interest you. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen May 19 '16 at 19:33
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    $\begingroup$ http://math.stackexchange.com/questions?page=XXXX&sort=newest In general, when you click for the first time to go to the next page, the page=XXXX part appears in the URL. Change it to search quickly. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin May 19 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Jyrki Lahtonen True, that helps, but some tags still have 1000+ pages, and its hard to get to the middle of them. $\endgroup$ – M47145 May 19 '16 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin Oh good one! Thanks! $\endgroup$ – M47145 May 19 '16 at 19:40

If you are looking for questions to answer, try Data Explorer query Find interesting unanswered questions. It gives a list of well-received unanswered questions tailored to your interests. (I filled in your User Id for demonstration)

If you are looking for things to read, try search parameters such as is:q intags:mine created:60m. This search returns all questions with your favorite tags asked during a particular month (I used 60 months ago as an example), sorted by votes. This query can also be adapted to finding questions without an answer, by adding answers:0 parameter.

References: search parameters, Data Explorer.


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