I noticed that the search function began working back in July. But I don’t think any mention was made of it. Probably because that was the same time that the archive site was further broken beyond usefulness.
I say that because, before July the forumarchive site was very responsive, and even though the images did not display, you could still find old posts fairly quickly.
After July, searching became functional, but every link that you click now is delayed 22 seconds before it loads. Now, while 22 seconds might seem trivial, if you need to click through several links to get to your destination, it quickly becomes very frustrating.
This 22 second delay is consistent throughout the archive site, and I suspect that it was introduced in a faulty attempt to restore the search function.
I really wish the developers would take a look at this problem. I’ve mentioned it several times on the forum, and so far no one from DAZ has chosen to comment on it.