Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to JohnW)
No help on your actual question, but some comments on the search function here.
Search offers the choice of limiting the searsch to a specific community/forum when the first results are presented. You can also limit the search to a specific user.
The basic search is a keyword search, and turns up any post that has that keyword in it (with some weighting added by then software). Searches search for "Any" of the terms included in the query unless you limit the results using commands such as AND or NEAR. Not all that intuitive, I'll agree.
One other feature of the ASC site is the 'related' topics list, "More Like This," that appears after you've submitted a query. You'll find the list to the right of the message(s) in the community. A click opn the (green) checked items will often provide a solution to your(well described) issue.
None marked 'solved' on the list at this time, but some worth exploring for hints or a solution.