Website improvements

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  1. offer free access to people who provide correct transcriptions

    It makes sense to offer people free access for correct transcriptions

    5 votes
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    • Scanning errors

      There does not seem to be any mechanism for reporting scanning errors, particularly where the scan has picked up lines from across several columns at once.

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      • Pages for all counties

        Some coverage of all uk counties in the first instance...still many with no pages at all.

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          • Improve the website's mechanics - it's about time

            Implement some of the suggestions posted by users about improving the website, particularly with regards to editing the OCR , which couldn't be more difficult if you tried. I think the site has been going for about three years but there have been no improvements to its structure at all.

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            • Fix The Siging Up Page

              It has proved impossible this week to sign up to a month's subscription. Having filled in credit card details I am returned to the sign up page. Despite sending an email at the beginning of the week no one has bother to reply. Disappointing

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              • Improve resolution of PDFs, or just let us download the original image

                The PDFs we get to download now are in some cases completely unreadable because the image resolution is far too low. This is especially disappointing when you save the PDF, and come back to do some work from it later on only to find it's a unusable.

                Why can't we download high resolution images instead?

                61 votes
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                • Place and pics

                  Photos with location

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                  • Reporting errors to you

                    An easier way to report errors to you. I've found pages that won't open, the OCR being nearly non existent, the OCR covering a different article on another page, the OCR not opening. When I have reported these errors in the past all I receive back is a standard reply regarding the OCR will have errors and not responding to my specific point.

                    26 votes
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                    • Volunteers

                      There are (understandably) a lot of errors in the text. Allow volunteers to proof read transcriptions and compare to the image for errors. To ensure this isn't used to bypass subscription you can randomly generate which pages are proof read.

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                      • Be able to re-arrange bookmarks chronologically

                        Be able to re-arrange bookmarks chronologically

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                        • Full list of newspapers (inc. non-digitized)

                          A full list of the newspapers held at the BL (*not* just those digitized/available for online searching)

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                          • Newspaper Suggestion

                            Richmond and Twickenham Times?

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                            • Bookmark tab

                              Have a drop down or other menu on the bookmark tab to explain the delay.

                              Right now I don;t know whether to cancel or save..?
                              You 'Sign up page' has a spelling error.

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                                • I recommend you include the Orcadian newspaper - the absence of Orkney news (apart from a few years of the Orkney Herald) is a serious omiss

                                  We need the Orcadian newspaper online - the few years of the Orkney Herald is not a substitute. The absence of the key Orkney paper is a very serious gap in Scottish coverage.

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                                  • What is going on ......... I paid for 1 month - the next popup says no money was taken please try again iand I now find I have paid for 2 m

                                    WHAT IS GOING ON... confirmed I have paid for 1 month. the popup says no money taken please try again - I now find I have paid for 2 months....... |It is not good enough.........please reply to my message.
                                    Also it has taken me about 30 minutes to even log in..........
                                    |You say 'it is fast and secure' it maybe secure, but it certainly is not fast.

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                                    • Honor Your Promotions - 3 Free pages

                                      When you have a promotion ie:
                                      sign in and get 3 pages for free before 7 may 2108

                                      It would be nice if this actually happened
                                      And it would be nice if you answered emails quering that it has happened..

                                      If you are going to run a promotion - Honor it.....

                                      I am still not able to see 3 free pages

                                      2 votes
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