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Sorry for the lousy formatting of the userboxes; I was lazy. In essence, I wrote a short bio, then found userboxes, and decided to just use those to say everything. This might get cleaned up eventually, but not promises. I know the Userboxtop formatting exists, I am just not currently using it.

Wikipedia industrial-powered search

Do you need more search power? You wish to leave no stone unturned?

AutoWikiBrowser includes a tool called Database Scanner that searches Wikipedia offline from your hard disk. It returns a simple unformatted single-column list of pages that match your criteria.

It is in AWB's tool menu. To use the scanner, first download the Wikipedia Database and unzip it. No login is required to use the tool, so you do not need to be a registered AWB user. Database Scanner supports regular expressions (regex) and it supports two search fields that it uses at the same time: one for searching titles and one for searching page content.

It may take over 20 minutes for a search to finish, so the best approach may be to change to another window and forget about the search for a while, though it can be fun (and enlightening) to watch the titles as they appear on the list (and look some up while you are waiting). Database Scanner also has a filter feature to further refine the list of results.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}
42 This user knows that 42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
GoldenGateBridge-001.jpg This user lives in San Francisco.
Oakland.svg This user lives in or hails from Oakland, California.
Providence skyline.jpg This user lives in or hails from Providence, Rhode Island.
B This user attends or attended
Brown University.
POL This user's favorite subject is Political science.
Desktop computer clipart - Yellow theme.svg
This user's favorite subject is computing.
OAK This user is a fan of the
Oakland Athletics
US-NationalParkService-Logo.svg This user has visited one or more of the United States' National Parks.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading anything.
Newspaper Cover.svg This user enjoys reading the newspaper.
Newspaper This user reads The New York Times.
Newspaper This user reads San Francisco Chronicle.
Zeitschriften.JPG This user enjoys reading magazines.
Open book 01.svg This user enjoys reading fiction.
Science fiction.svg This user enjoys reading science fiction.
This user enjoys the works of Isaac Asimov.
1.618... This user is under the influence of Philip K. Dick.
Humour mouth.png This user enjoys reading humorous literature.
Law & Order This user is a fan of Law & Order. L&O
Pennyfarthing icon2.gif This user is not a number, he is a free man.
trek This user is mildly embarrassed to have a Star Trek userbox, but really, who are they kidding?
FG This user thinks Family Guy is freakin' sweet.
FR for Futurama Userbox.svg Good news, everyone! This user is a fan of Futurama!
d'oh! This user thinks The Simpsons is simply...excellent.
TCR This user knows the population of elephants has tripled in the past six months.
1, 2, 3... This userbox is a test. Please tell this user if you don't see it.
Crystal kthememgr.svg This user overuses userboxes.