Originally posted by Pad
The search function is one of the features in vbulletin (the forums script we are using here) that generates the most server load.
It was disabled to keep to loads down for now. We eventually will enable it again, I hope at least.
It's a bad solution nevertheless, because it cripples the editing forums. And I can tell this from personal experience. I belong to those who have, or had, answered countless questions over two years, and I can assure you most people grow bored of answering the same questions over and over again. But with no search function, the new people have no other option but ask. And soon nobody will bother to answer their questions - or anyway give answers worth anything.
Couldn't you allow the search in editing forums, eh?