i was just about to add my burgeoning frustration to this thread, as i've written a couple of long reports on restaurants this past week and couldn't find them through search for the life of me. i had to go into my chow and link through there. makes it hard when you want to forward a specific link to a friend.
anyway, looks like there's a reason:
hope the indexing issue is a temporary thing and not ongoing.
I agree. There is something definitely wrong with the search function -- it doesn't give a complete list.
Case in point: On the Manhattan board, someone requested info on Boqueria when not two hours before, another person had written a long review. I was about to set the first bonehead straight (Do a Search, idjut!) when I gave it a try myself. Despite 'Boqueria' in the review's title, it did not show up in a search, even when I filtered for the Manhattan board. I conducted the search over 12 hours after both posts.
It's hard to expect people to research if the search function is not picking up all the relevant threads.