Many people in forums look at the latest post and may click back a few pages, but usually not many. Other ways of navigating include searching. In search engine result, the majority don't go beyond the first page- and how many reach page 10? The What's New page changes so fast, and while sections move less swiftly they can also change daily.
A post like Old Gobbo's, which I would want to look at over a period of days so it's easier to PM me rather than have me going back trying to remember words from the text to search for.