He’s not dead. He’s just pining for the fjords.
The search engine here has always been a bit wonky. For some people it works fine. For others, it fails almost constantly. There sometimes doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason as to why it fails.
The search engine has definite problems with some search terms. If you are searching for multiple terms, sometimes rearranging them will allow the search engine to work. Sometimes it won’t.
Since the search engine is built into the version of vBulletin that we are using, it’s not going to get fixed any time soon, unfortunately.
If the search engine just won’t work for you, the only help I can offer is to use google instead (which the OP already knows). For the benefit of others coming into this thread, you can find details here:
If you send me a PM with the terms you were searching for, I can see if they work on my end or if they are terms that the search engine just can’t handle.