This post is not only untrue, it's ridiculous. Whoever posted it probably doesn't have a clue as to how to use the site. I use NewspaperArchives on a frequent basis. No changes have been made to the site. The search engine is the same; only the layout of the search fields has been changed (i.e., the minor changes are only cosmetic). Clicking on a search result DOES take you to the page of your result. Occasionally when one of their servers is down, you may get a "not available" message; but you may be able to access the result by returning at a later time.
There are worthwhile comments on this message board, some that are not so worthwhile, and some that are just plain libel.