I have seen this so many times with vortex search engine that some one can not find what they are looking for. Basically the vortex's search engine is a POS and you should not bother with it unless you want to do a search for a specific screen name. A screen name search is the only search that seems to work.
Use google to search the vortex. Here is how to use google to search only the vortex for you.
ex. mk1 1.8t site:https://forums.vwvortex.com
the word "site:" tells google to only search that site. then you type what ever you are looking for before the word "site:"
this will work to search on any website using google.
you can then use quotes if you wish to search a specific phrase that you know was in the body of page somewhere.
ex. "dash swap" site:https://forums.vwvortex.com
Will only return results where those two words are together some where on the page.
You can also do define:dog
this will return definitions on that word
Modified by aknagy at 10:29 AM 1-25-2009