Website improvements

How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. Please return usable interface!

    The new interface as of May 16, 2017 (US Pacifc) is practically unusable. The old interface worked quite well; the new one lost features: I am no longer able to drag the page into position, nor can I zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.

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    • Ability to sort saved bookmark folders

      The feature allowing search results to be sorted by publication date instead of 'relevance' is very useful. It would also be extremely useful if there was the same option to sort our saved/bookmarked items into publication date order. At present it seems they are sorted by the time the user saved them, which is usually fairly arbitrary. Other sorting orders (like by publication title) might also be helpful.

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      • ID the newspaper

        After downloading it seems impossible to identify the newspaper you have selected. Or am I doing something wrong

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        • High-lighted names: why have these disappeared from searched items?

          Documents called up used to have the search names high-lighted which made them easy to locate. Why have they disappeared?

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          • STOP chasing subscriptions

            Having paid for one month UNLIMITED access, I've had nothing but hassles. When I wish to open and view a page to READ the text, your systems reverts to a page giving me subscription options! What is the point of having accessed the site by logging in if your syetem takes me for another sucker and fails to let me actually use the time I have paid for?
            So SICK this am that I'm turning to read hard copy of the London Illustrated News of 1843. You owe me compensation and must get real with simplified access and searching

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            • 2 pages the same

              Check pages

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              • Viewer bug with touch screen and Chrome browser

                There is a fault with the BNA page viewer when running in Chrome (60.0.3112.101 64-bit ) in Windows 10 (1703 Creators Update) on a machine with a touch screen (Dell XPS 15-9560). Instead of the initial "Desktop view" with floating cross-bar navigator, the view immediately switches into the full-screen view, but with the "Back" "Desktop View" "Full page view" "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" buttons instead of the full floating crossbar navigator. It is possible to zoom in with the zoom button, or by double-tapping on the touch screen, but the image cannot be panned using the mouse, only the…

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                • Paper, Browsing and Correction

                  1. Oldham Newspapers.
                  2. Make it easier to browse a paper. I want to be able to flick through the pages or issues.
                  3. Make it easier to correct text. This will then help everyone find what they are looking for. At the moment there is a huge amount of information that can't be found because the text is messed up.

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                  • Show total items in each bookmark folder

                    In the window for saving a bookmark, the drop-down menu showing the folders that I have created helpfully includes in brackets the number of items in that folder. However, when we go to our saved bookmarks section, the list of folders down the left-hand side does not have this feature. It would be handy to show the number of items in each folder in brackets here too.

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                    • Serious bugs in Chrome browser

                      There are some serious issues with the site in the Chrome browser. Viewed with Firefox, I don't have problems. But in Chrome, there are several huge issues. For example in the full-page view I can zoom in and out but I cannot pan around; click and drag with mouse doesn't work (although strangely dragging on a touch screen does). An even bigger issue in Chrome is when a window (such as the bookmark-this-item window) or dialogue box opens on top of the newspaper viewing pane in Desktop View, I cannot interact with the box/window using a mouse and I am…

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                              • Articles are repeating themselves.

                                I'm finding that I'll read an article, go back to my search, go to the next search page, and that same article will be on that search results page as well. For example, stories from 30 July 1894 are repeating in the same search session before moving onto 31 July 1894. The first screenshot is of the story on page 3 of my search results, the second screenshot image is of the same story on page 5.

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                                • What has happened to what was a user friendly site,now almost impossible to use???

                                  What has happened to what was once a perfectly usable site?? I am finding it virtually impossible to find any information and it has now become a nightmare to use. I certainly won't be renewing my subscription if this is the new way of doing things as it is just an utter waste of valuable time.

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                                  • What have you done with the "show Text" tab

                                    I cannot find the "show text" tab. I have been using your site for years and loved it. The new improved version is impossible.

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                                    • more major titles

                                      More major titles please.

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                                      • its hopeless using on a tablet, hurry BNA get this sorted

                                        please try to let us use BNA properly on an Ipad,....its no fun

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                                        • Exact search is inexact

                                          Get 'exact match' to work as expected. At present, a search for 'John Beare' may return occurrences of 'bear', 'bearing', etc., and also show 'John' and 'Beare' when they occur separately rather than together.

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