This engine searches 59,000 edit summaries by SlimVirgin, from her first edits to August 2007. The engine can handle only one or two terms in the search box. If you violate this limitation and use three or more, it will treat it as a single term inside of double quotation marks. This will probably mean that you won't get any hits.
A term is a string of characters without a space. The space is used to separate the two terms. However, if you want a term that includes spaces, then force it to be defined as a single term by putting it inside of double quotation marks. Now you can add a second term if you wish. Each term must be three or more characters.
So far this is like Google, except for the limitation of two terms. Where it is unlike Google is that this engine will hit on strings inside of words. It does not index each line as a collection of words, but instead scans lines of text for matching contiguous characters.
A particularly useful feature is that the date format has been changed to YYYY-MM-DD. This means that you can use a full or partial date as one of your two search terms, and zero in on a particular period. For example, you could narrow your search to a ten-day period with a term like this: YYYY-MM-D, where the single D at the end is a 0, 1, or 2. An entire month would be done by leaving off both of the DD digits.
There are no links or history ID numbers in this list. You have to go to the article on Wikipedia that was edited, and find the edit you want by the date and time. You can get 5000 histories on a single page on Wikipedia. Just ask for 500 and then in your address bar, insert a zero to make it 5000 and hit RETURN to search again.
(from the first one to mid-June 2007
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