Disabling the Search function is a band-aid to a different chronic problem.
By band-aiding the problem, it becomes much easier to ignore
the problem rather than fix
the problem. And moderators and administrators can ignore the band-aid too because the Search function still works for them.
Joshi said: so just live with it.
I know the staff of these forums dedicates a great deal of time and effort towards the smooth running of these forums. As a concerned netizen, I must simply restate that disabling the Search function is not acceptable long-term solution and that we must not satisfied until it is restored.