First, we will discuss "searches" within a particular forum: Step 1: While in the forum you desire to search, click on the "Search" box located in the top right of the screen: Step 2: Type the text you want to search for in the "Search" box (see red arrow below). Optional: If you want to search for posts made by a particular member, type their member name in the "Posted By Member" box (see aqua arrow below). Then, make sure the box next to "Search in this forum only" is checked (see purple arrow below), and click the "Search" at the bottom. Please Note: As you can see from the box above, you can also search within threads only by checking the "Search this thread only" box. The "Newer Than" box is optional, but if you want to exclude old items from your search results, it is very useful as it allows you to insert a date. You can also perform a search of the entire site, just do not check the box next to "Search this forum only." Viola! Please let us know if you have any questions.