Search improvements

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  1. Searching results in multiple pages highlighted

    It is very frustrating when I search for some thing and the results flag up pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc in the one newspaper. Wading through every page to find what the summary result indicates 'should' be there takes hours. The highlighted search terms are very small and not that obvious. A tiny blue box on a large page is very hard to find sometimes.

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    • Selecting Dates

      Make it easier to go to a required year rather than having to scroll through all years, and set the 'To' year for the publication date to the year specified in 'From' field thus reduce the amount of scrolling needed.

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      • Bookmarks are placed in Folders, but you can't go to a particular folder and search

        You can place bookmarks into 'Folders', but you can't actually search these folders individually. A page showcasing your various folders would be handy.

        21 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Want to be able to correct OCR text in FMP

          Ability to correct text from within find my past

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          • Improved subject/person indexing

            Improved indexing of subjects / prople in pages/editions

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            • Ability to delete a summary from Search History.

              Often a search proves fruitless or (as often in my case) I misspell a key word, yet the search remains in Search History. These searches need to be deleted before my Search History becomes unmanageable.

              13 votes
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              • After displaying (or downloading) a page , can that and the other pages seen be marked as such when returning to the results page.

                After displaying (or downloading) a page , can that and the other pages seen be marked as such when returning to the results page.

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                • Weather

                  I'd love to be able to filter results by weather reports. I'm often trying to find what the weather might have been like on a specific day in a specific place - i.e was March 3rd 1922 war, cloudy, rainy, etc - so maybe results could be filtered to show just those columns and/or pages which have that weather info. It really helps give an extra touch of authenticity touch when writing up historic events. If it's possible to filter by advertisements, then why not weather?

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                  • Yesterday's Additions

                    additions yesterday

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                    • 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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                      • Better Drop Down Menus

                        Better drop down years. If you put 1914 in the first drop down menus the system should default to 1914 in the second

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                        • 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.

                          8 votes
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                          • 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.

                            8 votes
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                            • Search by title of article

                              Enable the ability to search for a word in the article title. Most other newspaper archives have this really useful facility

                              4 votes
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                              • Obsolete Welsh County - Clwyd

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

                                9 votes
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                                • Mark search results I have already viewed so it is more obvious

                                  Allow a facility for the system to "remember" which pages I have previously looked at. By ticking that page, or some other marking.

                                  48 votes
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                                  • Search improvement

                                    Better search selection. When selecting either a Publication place or title then restrict the Publication year to the dates that have been uploaded for the selected publication. Thus you should only be able to search in the appropriate range of a run of papers rather than searching and getting no results and wondering if it is the search term that is not located or if there is no papers in the area.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Jump to next/previous instance of search term within a page

                                      Provide a next/previous buttons to enable to skip from an occurrence of a search term in a page to the next/previous occurrence of the search term. The move would focus on the search term and size to display just the column involved and a few lines around the search term.

                                      This will be very useful on images where most of the page is part of a single article.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • search terms to be within the same article

                                        Option to use search words where all words are only found in the same article and not on the whole page

                                        15 votes
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                                        • Search "Edit Article Text" and "Show Article Text"

                                          Provide a search function in the "Edit Article Text" and in the "Show Article Text" so you can find the text you are interested in. This is especially needed on long articles as it it often difficult to find the text that you require.

                                          4 votes
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