On more than one occasion, the forum’s search feature has not been successful in finding what I needed. Sometimes searching a second time or using the advanced search works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Here is a technique that has worked for me in some of the instances when the pizzamaking.com search function failed.
Using google, add site:pizzamaking.com after your search term. For example, say you wanted to find posts at pizzamaking.com with the word nearlypolitan, you could use this search term at google, nearlypolitan site:pizzamaking.com
If you want to tell a search engine to look for a specific phrase, put it in quotations. For example, say you wanted to find posts that talk about using the old dough method of leavening. If you search simply for old dough, the search function here will return not only every post with the words old and/or dough, but also all posts with words that contain old or dough such as cold, hold, and fold. Search pizzamaking.com for old dough, and you will get almost 2000 returns – only a small fraction of which are you actually interested in.
For whatever reason, the search function here doesn’t handle searching for phrases all that well. Search for “old dough” here and it may or may not find the relevant posts, but in either case, you will need to look through 10 pages of irrelevant posts to find them. On the other hand, try it at google by entering this in the search box: "old dough” site:pizzamaking.com You will get only those posts that have contain the exact phrase “old dough” at the website pizzamaking.com.