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  1. More newspapers covering South Wales

    There are too few newspapers covering South Wales, including Newport and the old county of Monmouthshire. The South Wales Argus would be a great addition to the BNA online.

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    • Add a FAQ that covers the actual mechanics of the website

      As I am finding this website impossible to use with an ipad, I would appreciate some indication as to wether it is not ipad friendly, or if the site being not fit for purpose is just my problem.

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      • East Dorset interest

        Please would you consider digitising the 2 following publications soon: The Poole & Dorset Herald from 1846 onwards & the Bournemouth Echo from 1900 onwards. Thank you

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        • Better editting facilities required

          I use a Windows 10 desktop and have two screens attached. How can I split the original image of the newspaper onto one screen, and leave the OCR text box to fill up the second screen? The small postage stamp sized OCR box currently provided makes editing text very difficult, with continual scrolling required.

          4 votes
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          • No suggestion at all. Just please give me a simple way in which to express my now frustration in trying to send you a message to say that

            Just get back to me - I've written a message, and keep receiving these silly empy message boxes instead of moving on

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            • new uploads

              can you list newly uploaded titles by when they were uploaded rather than alphabetically?

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              • Nottingham - 1950s

                You already cover a couple of Nottingham papers up to 1950, but I'm especially interested in the period 1950-1960. They were times of massive redevelopment, the local race riots, and my own childhood.

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                • Bug: not logged in and "anonymous" on the Help and Advice pages?

                  Even though I am logged in under my BNA account on the website, and my name shows at the top of the screen, as soon as I click "Help & Advice" this disappears and I only see "Sign-in". Attempting to post a comment asks me to sign in, but using my email address just shows me as "anonymous". Returning to the BNA home or search screens shows that I am still signed in under my correct BNA account. Why don't I remain signed in and automatically post comments under my BNA account name in the help and feedback sections?

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                  • Bug: Entire article screen faded and inactive on returning from full-screen view

                    If, after using the Edit text window in and artcile, you click the full-screen button in the article view, then click again to return to normal view, if you then click "Show article text", the text box appears correctly but the entire screen is greyed out and ALL buttons and links are inaccessible. The only way out is to use the browser Back button or press escape.

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                    • Add a service status so we know when you database has access issues

                      Just add a link to show current service levels rather than those annoying and non-information messages that say "unexpected error"

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                      • Newspaper tactile to add

                        Evening Argus - Brighton

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                        • 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.

                          8 votes
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                          • Bookmarks

                            Your bookmarks tab now comes up with the list in blue and is difficult to read. The print is small which makes it worse. I have a lot of bookmark folders and find it also difficult to scroll down beyond a certain point.

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                            • Previous/next result

                              Add ‘Previous result’ and ‘Next result’ links to each page shown from a list of search results, so that it is not necessary to return to the results list before viewing the next result. The Times Digital Archive already has this facility.

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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Newspapers from the East of England

                                  More newspapers from the Eastern Counties

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Bookmark feature is unusable on mobile device

                                    Hi. Really enjoying the site. But when I try to bookmark a search result on my mobile device, the box displays partly off the screen. This means I can't click to save the bookmark. See attachment.

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                                    • Dorset Echo Digitalisation

                                      The Dorset Echo needs digitizing and there is some concern that if this is not completed soon then some history will be lost.

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                                      • Dorset Echo

                                        Please digitise the Dorset Evening Echo...

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Zooming feature

                                          I've just rejoined after a couple of years away... maybe it's because I am using Chrome now but when I zoom in to read a highlighted result, I cannot move the page around so the highlight if off the screen... I do not want to have to make a pdf of every result, however tangential to my research! Maybe there should be arrows/ + and - signs, for zooming/navigating a page that are not appearing on my screen? I am having a similar issue on ancestry so it maybe a browser issue

                                          14 votes
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