I noticed that if a forum has like 400 pages or so, that the forum will lost all those pages and it takes a huge chunk of space on the forum front page. to be honest its really cluttered and annoying to have to scroll down that much unnecessary stuff.
Post the current page it is on.
Add a search bar to type in if you want to skip to certain page. I.e. 300 pages want to go page 27 type in 27 and boom you are there.
Thoughts, suggestions, or naysayers are welcome to comment on this.