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  1. 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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  2. An exact search should be just that. Don't revert all capitals to lower case.

    When searching for a person's name,e.g. David T Fulton, the name as a whole should be searched for. The name in the search box should remain capitalised as entered.

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  3. semantic search which recognises surnames, places etc

    The use of "" does not filter to surname only i.e. Brakes search comes up with all references to brakes.

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  4. 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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  5. Improve date entry

    Other newspaper archives have a better date entry system where you can type in the year and day and month default to 'Any Month' etc .

    One feature that would need some programming work but would be very useful is if I enter the start date as 1850 then then the end date drop down list started at 1850. I might alternative be better if the drop down list worked opposite ways around i.e. start date at the earliest date available and end date started at the latest date available.

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  6. A search option for just Day & Month - Year is Wildcard

    I do Radio Programmes, and I wish to search for events that have happened on a day and a month.. You cannot search for this at the moment, which is very frustrating..

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  7. 9 votes
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  8. Obsolete Welsh County - Clwyd

    The search facility only includes the obsolete county of Clwyd. The historical counties of flintshire and denbigh are ignored.

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  9. Allow "Next Page" and/or "Page Number Selection" to Full Screen

    Unless I am missing something the only way to go to the "Next Page" in Full Screen View is to come out of that view

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  10. Highlight the text searched for in the original newspaper - i.e. don't make us have to attempt to read an entire page in order to find it.

    Highlight the text searched for in the original newspaper - i.e. don't make us have to attempt to read an entire page of tiny text in order to find the term we searched for. This is what Newspapers.com does. Look at that website for tips on how to improve this one, searchwise. Look also at Trove for search tips to improve this. So far, this website is poor value.

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  11. Historic Counties

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

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  12. 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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  13. Better Search Tool

    A better search tool is required. Today I have done an advances search for 1 street in a town and received almost 77,000 matches. There is no way all of these relate to the street and town I am searching for, the most relevant match relates to a birth in Cornwall whereas I'm looking for information on a street in a town in Scotland and it is impossible to wade through all of these matches.

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  14. 8 votes
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  15. Search facility

    At the moment search facility is only available for publication place or county (or title). By selecting one place or county in a area you are limiting your search and by not selecting a place you could end up with numerous entries to wade through. Would it be possible to add a facility for country ie Scotland, England etc. Sometimes the closest newspaper to the issue did not provide the best article.

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  16. 8 votes
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  17. List titles added the last 30 days in chronological order, not alphabetical

    If the newspaper titles added during the last 30 days were listed in chronological order, rather than alphabetical, it would be a lot easier to keep track of titles being added from day to day. As it is now, that's almost impossible.

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  18. You need to make it easier to search for things

    I wanted drama reviews of the Liverpool Echo for Feb 1955. There was no way at all to specify this. Thousands of results, all of which has one of the numbers of the date in them. Utterly pointless.

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  19. Can I limit my search to only the London Times?

    I would like to limit my search to a specific newspaper.

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  20. I am trying to create a shipbuilding timeline and find it so frustrating that search results are not listed in date order. It's so obvious

    Please list search hits in date order, not just random results, many of which are duplicates.

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