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  1. 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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  2. More Scottish papers what joy

    And very little else the past few months shame really as there are so many places worth looking at Oxford, Portsmouth, Norwich, Sheffield, Middlesbrough or Nottingham etc etc yet you focus only on small towns on Scotland’s coast

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  3. Start adding the papers the public are voting for

    You do a great job of covering the lengths and depths of this island but I cannot see the reasoning behind some of your nominated papers whilst overlooking major and popular papers from large industrial cities and districts which offer so much history and stories to tell, whilst not saying London or Manchester papers are more worthy than small villages in Scotland surely the public votes for certain papers should be deemed worth enough of being added

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  4. How do I close my account

    How do I close my account

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  5. 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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  6. Please add the papers with the most votes ?

    These are enough votes to warrant you adding the Wolverhampton Express and Star yet it continues to be looked over in favour of yet more Scottish or London based papers highly repetitive and needs looking at

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. Allow searches to be specified using "regular expressions"

    Please allow searches to be specified using "regular expressions".
    This is where the user specifies a pattern to look for rather than a fixed strings. This means that the user doesn't have to keep submitting searches for the same thing.
    For example.
    I'm looking for Henry Boot.
    The problem is that "o" can look like o,a,s,0,c. "y" can look like y and v. etc (I'll keep it simple..)
    Searching for him could result is searches for:
    Henry Boot
    Henry Boat
    Henry Bost
    Henry Boct
    Henry Baat
    Henry Baat
    etc etc. Lots of separate searches.

    However, a rexex search to achieve…

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  9. 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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  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. Too many Scottish titles and little else presently

    I’m all for covering every region but not at the expense of ignoring whole regions is it not possible to add titles from Yorkshire, Wales, East Anglia, Manchester, Midlands as well as your Scottish ones it’s very frustrating playing the waiting game

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  12. Allow users to edit which paragraphs are included in a story

    The OCR seems to select at random which blocks of text are to be included in a given story. Many times it would be useful to connect multiple paragraphs that your website treats as separate stories, but which actually should be only one.

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  13. Supposed to be a British archive

    Sick to death of obscure old Scottish items, should be renamed the Scottish newspaper archive.I don't think they pay any attention to the forum site, very disappointing and not worth a subscription.

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  14. More newspapers

    More Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire newspapers

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  15. 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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  16. Automatic renewals

    Send clear message stating renewals are about to be carried out

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  17. sunderland echo

    More from the Sunderland Echo

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  18. Add a button 'Report image problem'

    It appears only the first column has been scanned on https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002677/17980801/003/0002 - but how can I report it (and all the other problems I come across).

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  19. 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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  20. I was automatically re-subscribed to this Archive, though I didn't ask for it. Please get rid of the auto-renewal function

    Get rid of the auto-renewal subscription feature. I've already paid a lot more than I signed up for.

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