Thanks for this. I agree. I recently added a search tab to the sidebar (should be on your left) that makes life a little easier because it gets the forum and the blog posts. Sometimes I also just use Google’s “SEARCHTERM site:moosh.im”. I know these are bandaids but they help.
Also, to be perfectly frank, I don’t have a lot of experience building this kind of website. Do you have recommendations for good forum software? I did a little research and determined BBPress was the simplest and most compatible, but if there’s a better option I’d love to hear it.