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  1. My Idea! Start again with a competent computer programmer.

    These newspapers are a fantastic resource. People are paying good money to be frustrated by a site that is completely user unfriendly. The front page may look flashy and up to date but the so-called improvements are a retrograde step.

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  2. why can't we now move around the selected page anymore - it just either zooms in or out. REALLY useless and time consuming now.

    why can't we navigate around a selected newspaper page anymore? Appears we can only zoom in or out which is practically useless.

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  3. "Contact us" - 'Sorry! The page you were looking for was not found'

    I would like to make a complaint. However, when I try your "Contact us" - at the bottom of your page, I get: 'Sorry! The page you were looking for was not found'

    This is NOT good enough. I have a right to complain and have my complaint dealt with in person. Please contact me.

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  4. 4 votes
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  5. free pages

    I have not yet signed up as a paying customer. I am interested in looking at the images in The Graphic.

    In order to test the system, I wish to use the free 3 pages to check the resources for the resolution, colour etc. Past digitisation (especially from microfilm) of newspapers has been abysmal and not worth paying for. I therefore searched for known images. They came up, but when I tried to download the "free" page, it directed me to the payment page.

    How do I get a free page that can convince me that the quality of images…

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  6. starting location for "edit text"

    When I do a search the result is identified by a blue box. If I then choose to edit the text, quite often the editing box is at the start of the page and it takes quite a bit of effort to move it into the region of the blue boxed text.
    So, it is highly desirable that the editing box starts in the area of the text highlighted in the blue box.

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Sort by length

    I'd like to be able to sort not only by relevance or date but by length. When I am looking for the press coverage of an event, I am interested to find not those three-liners but the most comprehensive article I can get.

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  9. Pages are best copied if scanned, when flat.

    If one does not have the newspaper flat on the scanner, the image will blur and may not be copied at all. This certainly happened when the London Morning Post of October 30, 1856, was scanned. About half an inch of the inside columns was lost.

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  10. Historic Counties

    Search engine should be based on the historic counties using the post 1974 counties is confusing.

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  11. Missing Pages in Suffolk Chronicle of October of 1856

    Is there some reason why only five pages, (out of four pages, and two pages of the Supplement), have been digitized? It is obvious that the missing pages exist, (as the edge of it can be seen on another scan, and the whole other side has been scanned), but these missing pages are not included?

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  12. Sometimes the template applied to a page does not match the underlying text

    When I search for Whipp 1 Sept 1910 Portsmouth Evening News, only about half the article appears to be digitised so show article text is not helpful in retrieving OCR text. Portsmouth EN seems to be more problematic than most

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  13. Missing Pages in Bristol Mercury of October of 1835

    Something is quite wrong with the scans of the pages of the Bristol Mercury of October of 1835. Many are missing, and what is displayed does not necessarily match the page. How can one side of a page be digitized, and its reverse side is simply missing? I could understand if a sheet was missing, that both if its sides may be lost; but, one side digitized, and the other side isn't there? October 3, (3 pages); October 10, (2 pages, and page 1, shown, doesn't match the content for page 1); October 7, (2 pages); October 24, (3 pages);…

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  14. I am looking for a relatives death in 1962, but all I can do is remove the years from 1950-1999.

    Why can't I get into the 1960's archives. All it will allow me to do is remove the years from 1950-1999.

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  15. Can a secondary search facility be added to allow searches only within the initial group?

    Can a secondary search facility be added to allow searches only within the initial group of records? Words which are almost certain to be in the article would determine the first group. Then, perhaps after filtering, secondary searches of that group can be made for possible words or phrases.

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  16. Provide technical feedback on a selected extract

    Although there is provision to "add a comment" on a selected extract, there is no user-friendly invitation to add technical feedback. e.g. if the extract is illegible.

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  17. The new results page is very confusing and not as straight-forward to use as the version I was using up until

    The new results page is not as straightforward to use as the edition pre Jan 2016. The earlier version was much less difficult to use.

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  18. 4 votes
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  19. Marking and copying text

    Why can't I mark text found on a page and copy it into a Word Doc? The NLA Trove system allows that here in Australia.

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  20. Searching photo captions only

    Looking for a photo of my grandfather and fellow soldier loading ammo into a pram. It would be useful to be able to search photo captions only as I've no idea if there was an article attached to the image. I just remember him telling me about the photo being in a British newspaper 1945.

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