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  1. Ability to select part of a page to save

    If you want to save a specific article, it would helpful if you could select just that part of the page to save. By enlarging the relevant section on screen and then saving just that part, the quality of the image is much better than if you save the whole page and then try to edit the resultant pdf file. I have tried making screen clips using OneNote and this is reasonably successful, but you end up with several individual files and these need to be stitched together to make on file.

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  2. have the option for people to earn more 'free' articles for doing the work of rewriting the gibberish that often comes up in the auto scan

    It would be great if you had an option for people to 'earn' more free access for doing the work of re-transcribing the scanned articles, many of which are not just slightly inaccurate but total gibberish.

    You could have an easy system (they do this on Wikipedia, for instance) where there is a list of articles that need to be properly transcribed and users just go through them to earn 'points' that can be converted into access. (So, for e.g. transcribe 3 articles, get access to 3 more pages etc). You would just need to check the first few to…

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  3. I have been trying to narrow my search of publications of 'The Times' newspaper,

    Request for assistance!!!! How do I persuade your search engine to a) Open up the section or narrow my search to the 'Times' newspaper?
    And b) if I press the 'Help' button, why doesn't it direct me to a 'Help' section, rather than a 'Feedback' section?

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  4. Searching countries

    You have now added two (at least) Indian newspapers but there is no way of searching India in "Publication Place" or even under country.

    Similarly it would be useful to be able to select England, Wales etc in "Publication Place", you have to start a search then select under country but cannot do this for India.

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  5. Improve transcriptions

    I cannot copy and paste articles so I have to use the transcription instead. I cannot understand how, in this day and age, the transcription can be so ridiculously incorrect.

    i.e. <l collided with trao. M kept IC^h^ *Kurthe th'witn
    said he further que s j the trap that should nay W(iS very steadily struck decease .

    Hilary

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  6. Export

    Being able to export a list of the newspaper articles returned by a search with links to an excel spreadsheet would be very useful

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  7. How do I close my account

    How do I close my account

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  8. Missing search items

    Why is it that sometimes when I do a search I can't find the item in the results?

    For instance I searched for the the phrase "Nantwich Union" in 1825 and got this result:
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results/1820-01-01/1829-12-31?basicsearch=%22nantwich%20union%22%20&phrasesearch=nantwich%20union&exactsearch=false&retrievecountrycounts=false&sortorder=score

    but the term Nantwich Union doesn't appear in the result:
    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000389/18250614/005/0001

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  10. OCCASIONAL POOR QUALITY OF DIGITALLY SCANNED IMAGES

    Whoever checks the quality of the final scanned image prior to release needs to pay more attention to the detail because, in numerous instances, the reproduction quality is so feint that it is impossible for it to be read either in the digital interpretation or by the human eye.
    Because of this, I have missed the opportunity to read several articles of interest and, to the best of my knowledge after searching the HELP categories, there is no facility for the user to report these page issues.

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  11. More newspapers

    More Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire newspapers

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  12. do not arbitrarily change hits order

    1/ never change earliest-relevance-latest unless TOLD TO by the user.
    2/implement EXACT MATCH-if I ask for BIDDING, I do not want BID or BIDS

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  13. sunderland echo

    More from the Sunderland Echo

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  14. Please reply to your subscribers requests for help via your Customer Support service

    My subscription no longer works although I am paid up until May 2021 and no one has replied to several requests over the past month to be reinstated. Could someone please contact me. Many thanks Sophie Matthiesson National Gallery of Victoria

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  15. Pin newspapers to specific people

    I had an idea, what if you could pin pages to people, like say you want to filter articles about a less known specific person, not on the level of like presidents, but say criminals or war heroes, etc. if you could tag that person and the system would give them a unique indexing number and profile that users could link pages to, add descriptions to, etc. kind of like how Ancestry links documents to profiles of specific people.

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  16. Ability to sort bookmarked articles

    It would improve this site immeasurably if it were possible to sort bookmarked articles by date of publication (or source) once they have been saved into a folder.

    At present there is no way of organising articles once they have been bookmarked, except by moving them between folders. This makes any sort of chronological research incredibly difficult. It would not be difficult to introduce a 'sort by' field in the bookmarks page, given that the date metadata already exists.

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  17. Image search facility

    Search for images only?

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  18. Toggle highlighting box on mobile

    I would like to be able to turn the search highlighting on and off easily in mobile.

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  19. Old English grammatical question

    Not an idea, really. If a person edits a column from the 18th century and is confronted with f instead of s, should we use f, or the up to date s.
    e.g. Douglafs. I would like to confidently change the f' because it would accidently reduce the search field left in it's old English type, what do you think?

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  20. The search returns

    Why do most of the searches just come back as a lot of gobbledegook? I want to subscribe but am not sure after seeing this!

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