Why is it that we can't search within the WordPress forums themselves? The only search I see is for the entire WordPress site. If the forums were searchable by forum topic, you'd probably get a lot less duplication, and people could find solutions easier.
When I do search, the list that results does not tell you much, either. It's hard to tell what the post is about without clicking on it. Often, it's a list of posts of a member, which are about all kinds of things, getting the searcher no closer to a solution.
I notice that most of my posts get no responses at all. Could it be that there are just too many posts and too many duplicated questions, so it discourages would-be helpful types?
WordPress is such a great CMS, it's a shame the forum for it is so clumsy.