Here is how I search.
1. Go to the Overview Tab
2. Then type your search query into the Ask Jive field.
3. You don't need to hit Submit as Jive auto submits the results once it sees you stop typing.
4. From the results below the top 5 is a link to see more results
Once I have e found a result, I usually Bookmark it (upper right area of any page) so I won't have to search it again.
Surely not a perfect system, but there are some dedicated folks behind the scenes of the forum trying to iron out some of the usability issues.
Heathrowe you are such a helpful guy you should get paid!! I never realized that if you just don't hit the 'submit' button, the results just pop up. I even queried 'stupid idiot' and my own carping post came up. Thanks!
I would like to see the Ask Jive (mini version) on the Discussion tab, since most of (my) time is on that one.