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  1. This site Flatters to decieve

    Promises wide scale coverage yet only delivers on Ireland or London papers past 1950s threshold. We need a compromise and add more papers like the Bolton News, Sheffield Star, Stoke Sentinel , Portsmouth News, Norwich News to broaden the spectrum!!

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  2. Stop adding every Irish and Middlesex titles

    For the last six months these two areas have dominated the proceedings give Yorkshire papers more airtime very frustrating

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  3. Repetitive Middlesex/South East monopoly

    Could we please now start to branch out into other regions sadly lacking the same concerted efforts as the South East, it’s very disheartening to see all your attentions dedicated to solely this area.

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  4. 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?

    1 vote
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  5. Is it your mission to obtain every Middlesex and Irish title

    Please assist other areas to improve our knowledge and studying capabilities you seem stuck on Middlesx and zIrelans and have been for some time, what about Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Hull, Stoke, Bristol, Bradford ,Nottingham, Oxford, Ipswich, Portsmouth or Leicester ?? All continually overlooked in favour of such mundane regions !! Get it sorted

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  6. Ability to correct article sections, eg split, exclude, merge

    When editing, I often find the selected "article" in fact includes multiple unconnected texts on the page. If I am going to help edit as I go anyway, I would rather I could fix this by eg, marking a line as being the end of an article, or not in the article at all when the selected texts are not related? Similarly, the ability to add by marking as part of the article when not currently selected. The thee common situations I see are: selected text continues past end of actual article (a split feature would help here); select text…

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  7. 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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  8. Abstain from adding every Middlesex title please

    Do we really need every small town in Middlesex having widescale coverage over the likes of the Manchester Evening News, Leeds Yorkshire Evening Post, Sheffield Star, Nottingham Post, Bristol Post, South Wales Echo, Stoke Sentinel, Plymouth Herald or the Bradford Telegraph and Argus all much larger communities in dire need of having a revamp? Question your logic one or two papers fine, but the incessant need to add every paper from the area means we are very underwhelmed in other regions.

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  9. 4 votes
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  10. Deleting Bookmarked Articles

    I would like to be able to delete bookmarked articles. I have some which have turned out not to be relevant to the family I am researching. So many of our ancestors have the same names!

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  11. Not more Middlesex?

    Tiresome
    Unimaginative
    And considering lots of areas are currently underdeveloped ie Yorkshire, South Wales and South West, South Coast, East London and East Mids is a smack in the face to many loyal subscribers!!

    15 votes
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  12. reincarnation proof and evidence

    HOW BOUDIKA PROMISED TO COME BACK, AND HAS AS BRITTANIA, ANNE BOLEYN, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, A GIRL IN BROMLEY, IN THE COACHING INN OWNED BY BOWLES FAMILY, WHO TIME TRAVELLED THROUGH THE EYES OF HORSES TO TELL H,G, WELLS ABOUT THE FUTURE, I WAS THAT GIRL, NOW LAURA JOHANNA BOWLES,

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  13. Less southern/Irish bias

    Contemplate giving more attention to Yorkshire East Midlands and South Wales/West please

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  14. 26 votes
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  15. What have you against non Irish or Middlesex based papers?

    Please seek to rectify this I cannot be the only one who is agitated by the lack of progress show towards other regions?

    13 votes
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  16. Fulfill your obligations

    Of covering each and every area not just certain flavour of the month regions, we still lack real in depth coverage in the South West(Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter), South Wales(Cardiff, Swansea, Newport), South Coast(Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, Torquay), South and East Anglia(Swindon, Oxford, Luton, Norwich, Watford, East London, Ipswich), East
    Mids(Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Northampton), West Mids(Stoke on Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich) Yorkshire(Leeds, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Hull, Middlesbrough, Sheffield) and Lancs region(Manchester, Burnley, Blackpool, Preston, Wigan, Oldham, Blackburn, Carlisle)
    im need of radical overhauls.

    35 votes
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  17. Focus your attentions away from Ireland and Middlesex

    This is called the British Newspaper Archive, not simply the Irish and Middlesex Archive, please apply my thought process into other large regions found lacking on the paper coverage, Bristol, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Norwich, Luton, Preston, Stoke on Trent, Hull, Manchester, Leicester are crying out for more substantial offerings now it the time to oblige your customers

    29 votes
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  18. Let customers know which papers can be obtained and which

    Are out of reach due to
    Copywrite, loss of years or poor quality microfilms available or any other issues which may result in certain papers not being acquired.

    Could be important for
    Votes to know which papers have a good chance of being added.

    15 votes
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  19. Rejuvenate your records for the Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph

    Stoke Sentinel and Leicester Mercury holdings as they are looking a little tired and outdated, nothing like a quick spruce up will have them gleaming once again with newer fresher titles added

    9 votes
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  20. Your monthly schedule plans

    Can we have a run down on the publications you will be adding for the month You currently have it for the following day this was your info can get out to
    more people thanks

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