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  1. Go back to the old version of the website. Thanks to the meddling of the programers I have lost all my saved articles

    Go back to the old version of the website. Thanks to the meddling of the programers I have lost all my saved articles. Years of research gone in a flash. I am not amused at all. What are we paying these people for? There is no 24 hour technical access to support so on weekends or evenings I can not get any one to look at the problem. Most websites have a 24 hour suport line why not BNA? Cheapskates.

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    • It would be very useful if you could include 'proximity indicators' as part of the search process. e.g. 'home n10 wife"

      It would be very useful if you could include 'proximity indicators' as part of the search process. e.g. 'home n10 wife" that would show any cases where 'home' and 'wife' appeared within ten words of each other.

      5 votes
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      • Western Lumnary

        It would be good to have the Western Luminary of Exeter, published first half C19. It was really reactionary!

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        • What has happened to what was a user friendly site,now almost impossible to use???

          What has happened to what was once a perfectly usable site?? I am finding it virtually impossible to find any information and it has now become a nightmare to use. I certainly won't be renewing my subscription if this is the new way of doing things as it is just an utter waste of valuable time.

          8 votes
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          • 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.

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            • Clearer description of subscription terms up-front

              I must seriously complain about misleading subscription terms, since nothing has been done about previous complaints. I enrolled for one month, as it says in the title, intending to enrol again on a yearly basis later in the year. I find that you have been deducting a monthly fee over 4 months, although I only signed up for 1 month. You should head it correctly as "monthly" subscription. I am astonished that a British Library 'service' should stoop to this level and will seriously consider reporting this to the proper authorities if you do not alter this misleading heading.

              4 votes
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              • Clacton area newspapers

                Clacton Essex newspapers
                Gazette and Times

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                • Please return usable interface!

                  The new interface as of May 16, 2017 (US Pacifc) is practically unusable. The old interface worked quite well; the new one lost features: I am no longer able to drag the page into position, nor can I zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.

                  25 votes
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                  • clearer defined copy of article.Plus completion of article

                    complete and center the article I am exploring?

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                    • 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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                      • Exact search is inexact

                        Get 'exact match' to work as expected. At present, a search for 'John Beare' may return occurrences of 'bear', 'bearing', etc., and also show 'John' and 'Beare' when they occur separately rather than together.

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                        • Date submission of ideas

                          Put dates on when ideas were submitted. It's impossible to tell whether something is recent or old.

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                          • Search on county

                            Improve the search facility so you can select a county of interest and obtain all publications within the county. You may not know the specific place of an event but can often narrow it down to a county.

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                            • web site support

                              Provide a technical support section to your website

                              4 votes
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                              • More than 1 area on map

                                Allow to pick 2 or more areas on the map to be searched.

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                                • We need a DOI of each page!

                                  Add a DOI on each page for academic use.

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                                  • please consider adding the Kilmarnock Standard

                                    I enjoy your resource very much, and it helps with my genealogy a lot. I would like to request that you add the Kilmarnock Standard to your list. I've had access to it at the Family History Centre which is located in the Burns Monument Centre, Kilmarnock. I've had the opportunity to look through that newspaper while traveling there, but of course not the kind of access to really research with it. I'd certainly have it with access on the British Newspaper Archive.
                                    Jim Bundy

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                                    • Surname priority when same as forename

                                      When looking for a surname that can also be a Christian name put the surname as priority.

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                                      • musical newspaper

                                        Melody Maker

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                                        • The Athletic News year 1888

                                          The years 1888-1898 are essential for me. I hope that at least the year 1888 will be available soon and I can continue my studies without delay.

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