@Whitey, yes, I noticed this, too. Just help me understand fully, because anytime I pass on the request I try to be as specific as possible, while making sure I convey the spirit of your question. You're referring to using Ctrl+F to find within the page, yes? When you say it doesn't work, are you referring to being able to search within the thread, or the results you get when you search the overall site contents? I see what you're saying re: shut it off vs. fix, but I suspect it's baked into the site.
@VOLVO_V70, do you see a wrench icon in the lower left of your private messages? I may see it because I'm an admin, but that menu gives me the option to delete the topic. Otherwise it seems you can only archive messages.