If I want to search on a particular board and I don't want to be limited to a single year, I have to type my search into the search box, click on search, click on "show options" and then redo my search with the relevant parameters. Alternatively, I can click on "search this board" and go through the same rigamarole, this time changing the date parameter. Why not just allow me to click on an advanced search button and go straight to the search template with all the options already opened?
Also, I'd like to be able to search more than one board simultaneously. The New England board and the Tristate Board both, cover southwestern Connecticut. This is perfectly reasonable. I wouldn't be surprised if there are other geographical overlaps for certain boards. Wouldn't it be nice if I could search both boards at once?