I want to apologize for the racist and hateful comments and images that were posted in the message board over the weekend. This is an ongoing issue and I’ve taken several steps to minimize the impact to our Vintage Portland community, but these steps are not enough. Many have asked about blocking the individual(s), which we do; however, new email and IP addresses are the standard workaround, and they pop up again, so I’m taking the next step. For the time being, comments will be moderated.
Moderated comments mean a delay in posting because I’ll need to approve the comments before they’ll show up on the Vintage Portland page. I’ve been hesitant to do this because it will affect the way conversations flow; after all, the message board discussions are what makes this community so special. However, I am confident the discussions will still flourish with the new process.
Please keep in mind, this is site run by the City of Portland and is staffed only during City business hours. While I am not able to monitor the site constantly, I will approve comments throughout the day. Comments submitted during the evening hours and over the weekend will not be approved until the next day we are open for business. If you have any concerns or have knowledge of WordPress functions that can help us deal with hateful trolls, please let me know.
Since PARC took over Vintage Portland in 2014, we have posted at 6:00 am on the weekdays. Starting Monday, November 30, 2020, Vintage Portland will begin posting at 8:00 am. We are changing the post time so we can better monitor the site. I know many of you look forward to the posts first thing in the morning, but this is a change aimed at improving everyone’s experience. I hope this schedule update will not change your ability to interact with the Vintage Portland community. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.