This new software the forum has started using is to my mind an unmitigated disaster. Sorry for being blunt, but besides the problems with spam, virus alerts, failed blocking of Google ads for WRF Club members and a lot of other technical things that members have recently complained about, now it appears that the search function is not working correctly.
Previously you could type in practically anything, a name, part of a quote, whatever, press the icon and be directed to a list of up to 10 pages where the threads that could be linked to the request were titled in light blue script that turned to green to show it had been viewed when you clicked back to look at another thread concerning your desired search for a certain article/item/quote highlighted.
This has now vanished. All I'm getting is random pages of threads posted or answered in the last few days. It now seems obvious surely that this new software is not fit for purpose, and no matter how hard the technical staff try to resolve a problem; it's like lopping off one of the Hydra's heads, another two immediately spring forth.....everytime.
I fully expect this thread to be locked very quickly by mod's who may be flapping big style, and don't know how to give a detailed response to these issues, but I think it would be fair to enlighten the membership, especially the ones who financially support the forum in some way, as to why this is happening and what can be done about it (if anything), and is it perhaps time to go back to the previous software that seemed to work perfectly well.
If that's not an option, how about some different software system that is compatible with all aspects of the forum and classified ad's that actually is going to work correctly and in tandem, is that a possibility??
Sorry for the rant, but in my opinion and some others I have spoken with privately here, this new system is nothing short of a massive mistake that is going to affect the forum and it's members in an extremely negative way unless something is quickly sorted out to restore what was the best forum in the hobby to it's former level, as the way things are looking at the moment standards of a technical nature are not only slipping, they're in freefall.
Absit Invidia, Ned.