I may be overlooking something here. I can't find a way to skip to page 2,3,4,etc. of threads I'm posting in until scrolling to the bottom. Would it be a bad thing to have the page links at both the top and bottom of the thread you're posting in?
I suggested this in other. There could even be thread style list of day/time or how long ago and name of poster, like last post is now shown and maybe time based browsing back in time. Maybe too radical change though. I have tried the reverse time order for thread but did not like it. Answer before question. Generally I always use the blue target icon in threads. Mainly pages are needed for looking threads I have not posted or to remind of point earlier in lively discussion.