Even though SMF is a wonder of a product, its search functionality is almost as bad as the rest of the crowd. This also goes for the majority of sites out there that aren’t searchable through some kind of Google-powered engine (like the MTA’s site). but there’s another twist to it.
Looking for a particular topic on one of my favorite forums, I performed a search using SMF’s search box, but it got me nothing useful (in my first attempt – it seemed to have learned a few tricks since then). Since I am subscribed to the topic, the next best idea is to use Gmail to find it. Lo and behold:
The wonders of the Web amaze me, but not as much as why I have to use my own stuff to get things on another site.