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  1. Go directly to a particular page in a saved search

    My actress ancestor has 75 pages of results , but when I go back to the saved search, I can't go straight to where I left off before (say page 54). I have to go to page 10, then 20,and so on,up to 50, then forward 4 singly, waiting ages for each page of results to load.(Tedious).We should be able to go directly to a specific page.

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  2. 15 votes
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  3. Bring back the old views!

    This computer generated text is rubbish. Please bring back access to the whole page of print that highlights the key words searched for. The only way I can now read the original page is to press the print button but then there is no highlighting. As a researcher I am deeply frustrated that you have made this change,

    18 votes
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  4. Hastings & St Leonards Observer

    Please can we have the entire copy of each edition of the Hastings & St Leonards Observer. I am a paid up user and am researching suffragettes in Hastings. However, the site only seems to have the first 4 pages of the editions (1870-1914) that I am looking at.

    3 votes
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  5. "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.

    2 votes
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  6. 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.

    11 votes
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  7. 4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Identifying and downloading/printing an article

    When will we get the promised facility to download one article instead of the whole page? The Times digital archive has offered this for a long time. Screenshot is delicate and long winded as each part of a long article has to be captured separately.

    27 votes
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  11. Zooming and scrolling

    Please fix the zoom and scroll features! There will be many cancellations of subscriptions! As it stands now, there is no point in looking at a newspaper page if we can't zoom and move around!

    68 votes
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  12. 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.

    29 votes
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  13. 13 votes
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  14. Search button

    "Save this search" button is more prominent than the "search" button. This means more searches than intended are saved. An "Unsave searches" option might help.

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  15. Allow advanced search by county

    In the simple search I can select from a dropdown box to search by county, which is very useful. However, advanced search only allows a search by publication place, which is often not as useful. For example, I want to use advanced search and limit it to Northamptonshire, but this appears to be impossible.

    19 votes
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  16. I love cherry picking!!!!

    Yes, I love cherries and I love to cherry-pick. On the advanced search options - yes, you can select precise dates and a region etc and you can search by a particular title. But you don't get the option of cherry-picking more than one title at a time. Thus if I narrow it down to London papers I'm gonna get a lot of hits. What if I only want to look at 5 particular London titles (because, for example, they have good coverage of a particular borough or neighbourhood )....other than search all five titles one at a time....I can't! …

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 1 vote
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  20. 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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