>  Am I the only one having this problem?   
 
Not exactly. This has been reported ever since. The only solution seems to be, keep posting and re-posting your questions ... people like me, who have been around for some time, can search their local computer for your keywords and then re-post the solution. IF ... we have the time, that is. If you like, I can also export all the old messages for download. What I can NOT do is set up an alternate search page - the firewalls won't let me.
 
Anybody with connections to SourceForge (that would be Aldo ...) can you kick them into investigating? Or maybe a little research, if anyone feels like it, who knows, the search script might do =~{^$match$}, in which case you would need to beautify your entry with .*keyword.* ... or if it is a "where (postings.message like '$match')" SQL database search, try %keyword% ... oh, the possibilities ...