| Is there a way to search the forum...
...to see if a particular topic has been discussed, before I post a question that may have already been
If not, how does one ask Gameknot to add this feature?
There is no way but to look through the whole forum.
But if you start a new thread that is ever started before, it doesn't matter, it might been a discussion long ago, so maybe it is not bad to put it in a new thread...
There's no forum search... And that's not the only feature that the GK forums miss. The entire Forum software is obsolete. It hasn't really been updated at all since I joined this site in the early 2003. The only new features that I can discern are the avatar and the 'report abuse' link. And the spell check, of course. I bet all the actual functionality is the same it was back when they implemented.
Some people manage to find old threads on the GK forums through a Google search, though. I believe it is possible to limit the search into a single site.