hey no problem... yes, we plan on incorporating As Much As Possible into the search. new and old, far and near.
also (and this connects us back to gridcosm and sunshines how-to), we do plan on (re-)implementing the gridcosm list/report/who feature, for traversing the gridcosm in other ways. soon! soon?
and thanks for noticing the new "floating news" option. i got sick of having to do that manually each time, so i made it remember it! the best way to get something done on a site is have it annoy the programmers! hehe shhhh dont tell anyone.