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  1. Freebies

    From time to time Ancestry FMP do give 'Free Access' for a short time. I would like to see this happen with this site...... 'Australian Trove Newspapers' are totally FREE! 1803 - 1954 where i live and is disappointing not in UK.

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  2. What have you done with the "show Text" tab

    I cannot find the "show text" tab. I have been using your site for years and loved it. The new improved version is impossible.

    8 votes
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  3. bookmarks

    i have lots of bookmark files usually under a persons name but i cant find a way of choosing that one particular file to go into to access them can you make this clearer please in the website

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  4. Paper, Browsing and Correction


    1. Oldham Newspapers.

    2. Make it easier to browse a paper. I want to be able to flick through the pages or issues.

    3. Make it easier to correct text. This will then help everyone find what they are looking for. At the moment there is a huge amount of information that can't be found because the text is messed up.

    8 votes
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  5. offer free access to people who provide correct transcriptions

    It makes sense to offer people free access for correct transcriptions

    8 votes
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  6. Don't take payments without explicit consent

    Don't automatically sign customers up to monthly subscriptions and have them end this with a fairly well-hidden tick box. It's disingenuous. Be more honest about the payment system.

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  7. 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)

    7 votes
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  8. More Welsh papers post 1950

    South Wales Echo, Evening Post, Evening Argus, Western Mail or Wrexham Leader fit the bill for equality as Ireland seems to have precedence on here currently

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  9. Dorset Echo

    Please digitise the Dorset Evening Echo...

    7 votes
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  10. 7 votes
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  11. Viewing pages

    I have had problems viewing pages.

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  12. date range search within multiple years

    Extra search field for a date range that can be searched for EVERY year i.e. to aid research on specific events such as traditional local festivals. e.g. an ability to search 17th to 25th March every year to narrow down information on St Patricks celebrations

    7 votes
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  13. Stop auto renewing memberships!

    How about sending out a notification that your membership is about to renew automatically? Now that's an idea as the current process of automatically opting people in looks a little like sharp practice from my perspective.

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  14. User experience on Apple iPad with Safari browser is poor

    Browsing the site on an Apple iPad is a terrible user experience. Many problems exist. E.g. Typing this feedback is in a minature box I can hardly see. Scrolling of newspapers is almost impossible. Pinch zoom does not work. Accessing the minute navigation control is almost impossible with my finger touching the wrong control than i intended. Very frustrating!

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  15. Isle of Wight County Press

    Isle of Wight County Press 1884+. While they do offer their own archive, searching it is horrible. Would love to see it as part of BNA.

    7 votes
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  16. Northern Echo in the North East

    I would like to see more newspaper coverage for the north east. There is some Northern Echo coverage, but would really value a broader date range.

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  17. Allow searching for items on a specific date across a range of years

    Allow searching for items on a specific date (e.g. April 1st, Christmas Day etc.) or a range of dates (e.g. Jan 1-Jan 31), in conjunction with the existing year filters.

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  18. A Timeline, simple base line of world/UK event dates occurring at, or near the atricle date

    Place the articles in some kind of timeline, a simple baseline graph idea would help I suppose. I don't have a plan but whenever I find an article concerning an ancestor it would help to picture the time he was living in - who was on the throne, world action concerning Britain etc.

    6 votes
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  19. Allow unlimited number of votes, please!

    Why do you charge* customers for participating in the feedback process?
    NEVER have I encountered a situation -- until now -- where a company restricts, in ANY way, its customers ability to give feedback.
    I hope you will rethink the merits of this policy and do away with this practice (if for no other reason than it makes good business sense to make customer satisfaction your number one priority!)
    Thank you for your attention in this matter.
    Sincerely,
    Sam, who now has only "7 votes left!"

    *I say "charge" because you will deduct 3 VOTES from my "account" -- which…

    6 votes
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  20. Search latest additions only

    Search for 'new' additions i.e. results for a search term from papers that have been added over the previous 30 days only

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