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  1. Improved subject/person indexing

    Improved indexing of subjects / prople in pages/editions

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  2. 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.

    18 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Yesterday's Additions

    additions yesterday

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

    5 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    3 votes
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  15. 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

    19 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 25 votes
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  18. Wildcards

    I would love to be able to use wildcards. It's so difficult to guess what the mangled version of a name would be.

    39 votes
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  19. BETTER SEARCHES (accuracy, control & operators)

    Have an advanced search like Google Advanced. When searching for 'all these words' that should mean that all of those words are in the article not just one of them.
    Thanks

    64 votes
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  20. 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.

    11 votes
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