I can sympathize with the perspective of @janetb. An advanced search function would be very welcome. I recently tried something different searching google and including keyword ganoksin which produced some interesting results since I could limit by variables like date.
One NIT that does bug me is the joined date does not reflect my join or post March 2005. I know I was a lurker most of the time but did visit frequently.
Having communicated potential improvements it should not detract from the GREAT job y'all have accomplished and are doing.
IMHO -- in another thread -- the issue of invite is being pursued when it appears that a worthwhile effort would be to engage the inactive membership. Perhaps a thread to stimulate ideas on increasing activity. BTW I just finished viewing every post on the bench exchange, learning a lot and commenting on several. Another option might be to take suggestions on surveys and do one a week. An example might be INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT; Owner, Bench Employee, Other Employee, Hobbiest, Other. And, doing my PhD in sociology and very familiar with statistics I'll volunteer to work wit staff to accomplish.
My guess (not empirical) many of the regulars would be interested in the demographics of our membership. And could each probably generate a topic for a survey that they would be interested. In particular advertisers would benefit once in a while.
Respectfully Submitted Regards RLW