If you haven't noticed, the search function on EpicSki has been overhauled somewhat.
First of all, the general relevance of results has been modestly improved thanks to one key change. Previously, site search would boost threads in the results if they've had posts recently. We still do this, but we also now take into account total post count in a thread. This should keep the most popular threads on the site near the top of the search results, where before they'd sometimes get beat out by ancient or very short threads that just happened to have been bumped more recently. You may have found yourself wondering "Why doesn't the official thread on XYZ come up first?" This should help many of those situations.
Secondly, the UI of the results page has been totally redone. Some highlights:
- 25 results per page instead of just 10
- No more huge icons in your way
- The search term is bolded where it appears in the results
- Result types can be navigated on the left, instead of with wrapping and totally-broken top-tabs
A picture says a thousand words, here. Note the post counts on the threads! (Example taken from Huddler sister site.)