There are indeed search functions on the forum. What usually works best is to go into a particular forum category, and then click the Search this forum link to type in a keyword search to find potential threads. Within a thread, there is another Search this Thread function. They work pretty well once you get used to using them.Is it just me, or is there no search function on these forums? I've had to jump out to google to find specific past threads on this site. An easier to find search function will stop a lot of work merging threads.