That makes sense.
I'm guessing advanced search is a mod feature. It's been a long time since I've had access to it. Also, stop using IE. That's weird.
Word hit stop using crap browsers...
I've always had Advanced Search though. Do you guys have adblock or anything? Maybe something accidentally blocked the element.
I used to use Firefox or Google Chrome, but when I reformatted my hard drive, I just never got around to downloading them again.