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  1. Switch off boolean search operators

    Advanced search should offer a way to turn off boolean search operators like AND and OR. I am searching for an exact phrase that contains the word 'and', and it gets turned into the operator AND every time, making it very tricky to search for this phrase.

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  2. 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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  3. 7 votes
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  4. Enable download of an item or part of a page in a way that preserves the full reference to the paper edition, eg as with Kansas newspapers.

    http://‎kansashistoricalopencontent.newspapers.com enables users to easily select part of a page and save it to a PDF file which contains the reference source for the edition. This facilitates organisation and retrieval of downloaded files.

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  5. 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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  6. I've made suggestions before, though without feedback or apparent listening.

    The Athenaeum

    The Literary Gazette

    It would be useful to nighthawks like me if you could provide a way which helps us distinguish exactly what has been added overnight. It would also be interesting to have some idea about policy for adding entire newspapers, once the odd year or two have been posted. It can sometimes be very frustrating just to have such tiny windows into particular localities, then have to wait months, if not years, before further years suddenly appear.

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  7. Better search engine

    The search engine on the Newspaper archive is too complicated

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  8. Way better search functions if you are going to charge for your services

    Make it possible to search using YOUR digital folder and image number. I have both of those items but cannot use them on this site. Pitiful. My first experience here has, so far, left me with no interest in your paid services.

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  9. 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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  10. Search options

    It might be difficult but I would like to see you introduce proximity searches, such as word x within so many words of word y.

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  11. A clearer navigation route to display individual copies

    If one wants to view individual copies of a title, rather than conduct a word search, it's not at all obvious how to do this. There needs to be a top level button or text link saying something like: View Issues

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  12. Make drop-down list of bookmarks alphabetical

    When I try to assign an existing bookmark to a new article, the drop-down list is seemingly in random order (perhaps of date created) rather than alphabetical. This leads to endless scrolling and trying to find the right one - even if I can remember if it exists - and often the creation of similar duplicate bookmarks. Can the drop-down list be made to appear alphabetically, as it does in the side bar?

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  13. ability to correct or cancel a search name/word

    As I discover the correct spelling of my subject's name, I correct it by one letter and press Search. But when the entire list returns, the old name is still there, cluttering up the list. If I delete the name entirely, it still reappears. Please allow us to cancel or adjust permanently.

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  14. Need to improve the Search Facility. e.g. Known articles appearing in the NORTHERN ECHO cannot be located.

    Need to improve the Search Facility. e.g. Known articles appearing in the NORTHERN ECHO cannot be located.

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  15. 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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  16. Stop automatically changing and to AND

    The word 'and' forms part of many phrases and names. If I am searching for the Crown and Thistle PH I am only interested in the phrase, not every page that contains both words.

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  17. Allow restricting search to particular days of the week

    Restrict search to days of the week eg Monday so it would return Saturday football results.

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  18. A charge to view !.....

    We should not have to pay to view, New Zealand has Paperspast all free to view, so come on UK get with the times

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