First, thank you everyone for your input on the issue.
tye, is "go=search" causing system issues? Is this why you are canning that particular option? I'm not sure I understand your premise for this. Are we experiencing problems now a days from too many people doing this?
I only ask because as I see it today, (tomorrow I might be smarter) it is incredibly convenient to have a link that can do something I plan on doing somewhat frequently. Would you consider adding a "My Top Level Nodes I Wrote" link in the "Find Nodes" sidebar? My premise for this is a cleaner result screen when I search for the nodes I created, rather than seeing not only the nodes I started, but each and every response also. I am aiming to create a result in a more timely fashion with as few a site interactions as possible. Some days, being new at this, the site seems so far above my head when I am trying to find simple assistance, and I am trying to find processes that will make it a bit simpler for folk in my same shoes today. And possibly, having this option on the sidebar, can eliminate some overhead so others don't duplicate this option in their home nodes.
Again, thanks everyone for your time on this issue. Regards, - Bruce