Been wondering about this for a while now:
If I go to the main index ( http://forums.penny-arcade.com/index.php
), and then click on the "Last Post" button for a particular subforum, it will take me to a random page somewhere in the middle of that thread, instead of the actual "last post" as listed.
For example, I just refreshed and clicked on the "Star Wars: 30 years of Lightsabers, Space Ships and not understanding Wookie-talk" thread title that was listed in the main index under the D&D subforum header, and that took me to page 15 of 17.
Doing it in the "[Phalla]Democratic File System: And The Winner Is..." from the "Of Dice and Men" subforum takes me to page 33 of 62.
Does anyone know what the system behind this is?