You can use the search on the top right corner of the site.
There are 2 options, vB
search, and Google Custom Search.
The forum archive contains a wealth of information. Newbies may join the forum for a sense of community, but most do do for help with issues and possible DIY fixes imo. If newbies can't find what they are looking for, they go somewhere else.
I forgot who said; "There are no second chances in making a good first impression?"
To me, the forum archive represents a good part of the sites value, and ease of access should have been a priority.
search is really quite bad. It used to accept two words or at least 3 alphanumeric characters, was headache inducing, and has caused people to just leave.
I have tried to push for improvements long before the 'google' search box, a good improvement which besides benzworld threads also pulls in results from competing sites like 'Pelikan Parts' and others.
We got a facelift instead, and the passwort debacle later.
Btw, When I use the Vb
search say in OT with a keyword like 'Venezuela,' I sometimes have to go through several pages of results to find one thread with that word in the header.
Sorry for venting