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What in the Hell is Wrong with Portland Indymedia?

by just asking questions Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at 3:32 AM

the Portland Indymedia website is the most unreliable remaining US indy website. It's up and down more than a yo-yo on acid. And that's not counting the conspiracy crap infesting the wire. What gives?

The Portland Indymedia website is the most unreliable remaining US indy website.

It's up and down more than a yo-yo on acid.

And that's not counting the conspiracy crap infesting the wire.

What gives?

Recently the site was down for almost a month. When it returned, allegedly around Aug 11th, there was this explanation:

alternative media 11-Aug-2017 22:48

Hot Tech

We had some heat exhaustion on computers running the site that us down for a few days. It is all cool now. Weather blows, but we keep going.


I don't think that's how it works. Any competent tech person would have the computers in a temperature and moisture neutral place ALL THE TIME.

But hey maybe they can hammer this out at their meeting this Saturday:

Indymedia Events:

Usually held on 3rd Saturday of the month - (email PIMC to verify)

Next Meeting: 6:00 PM

Bipartisan Cafe 7901 SE Stark st.

General Meeting

Of course few people will know about it because as of this writing the wire is DOWN AGAIN.

Is down?

It's not just you! looks down from here.


They can't blame it on the weather now....

Maybe time to turn the sub domain over to someone who knows what they're doing.

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Still down

by That is weird... Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at 5:35 PM


Anyone know how long this 'yo-yo' has been going on?

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almost a week later

by --- Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 3:12 AM

be great if there was some announcement or something. so portland peeps know where to go....

also too for some reason the comment box has been completely hidden on yhe main article should look like

now u have to manually type " _comment.php "

nice to know i guess

wonder if la imc is having site issues too

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Hope it comes back soon

by Regular Visitor Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 1:17 AM

I seem to recall having trouble getting to the site some months ago (maybe as long ago as June or even May).

I hope their problems are resolved soon. That site has good content, and there are still active contributers.

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It's up again

by R.L. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at 7:51 AM

I was there a few minutes ago and working. Hopefully it'll stay up.

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gone again lol

by meh Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 at 5:26 AM


"good content"

where? and how? they can't keep content up for more than 3 nanoseconds!

and when they do its riddled with tinfoilhat crap.

last page from google cache:

This is Google's cache of It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Sep 10, 2017 23:41:28 GMT.

11-Aug-2017 22:48

Hot Tech

10-Sep-2017 10:58

PRESS RELEASE: half dozen anti-fascist banners hung in rush-hour Portland traffic, Fri 9/8

02-Sep-2017 19:53

The Shortwave Report 09/01/17 Listen Globally!

13-Aug-2017 14:09


12-Aug-2017 23:13

Ways out of the Affordable Housing Crisis

29-Jun-2017 22:15

Another Violent Attack Downtown By White Supremacist Days Before Racist 6/30 Rally & March

k six articles in 3 months does not a newswire make.

on the bright side the tea party loons who run the site have been forced to admit fascism is not freespeech

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It's up again

by R.L. Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017 at 10:35 PM

It's up today (9-16-17) and appears to have been up for the last few days as people have been posting in recent days.

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People? Mods more like....

by yeah sure Tuesday, Oct. 03, 2017 at 9:35 PM

"as people have been posting in recent days."

If this is after a couple of weeks of down time(are the servers still hot? lol) this is almost certainly the mods/bees/owners trying to make things look lively.

It's down again and has been so a while. FFS if they're having this many problems why doesn't someone from the collective ask for some fucking help from the main Indymedia org? Otherwise its some bullshit to claim they're any kinda "news" wire.

If a corporate website pulled this shit NO ONE on indy would be giving them a pass.

Get your shit together or shut down. Or give it to someone who knows WTF they're doing.

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Comment moderation? Seriously?

by wow Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017 at 5:51 AM

Maybe instead of deleting/modding/disappearing comments some one should email Portland indymedia and ask who is in charge and WTF is going on.

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Update: Oct 1 2017

by w Thursday, Oct. 05, 2017 at 5:59 AM

google Cache show some attempt to get the website online again:


This is Google's cache of It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Oct 1, 2017 19:42:30 GMT.

The current page could have changed in the meantime. Learn more

Full versionText-only versionView sourceTip: To quickly find your search term on this page, press Ctrl+F or ⌘-F (Mac) and use the find bar.

Index of /

[ICO] Name Last modified Size Description

[IMG] favicon.ico 08-Mar-2005 19:18 318

[DIR] images/ 02-Jan-2017 17:04 -

[DIR] media/ 29-Jan-2017 08:03 -

Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at Port 80


Begging the question of what happened this time....

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Been down for several days now...

by wondering Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Be nice if the indy bees here could shed some light on this issue.

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Reddit thread.....

by wondering Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at 8:51 AM

"Does anyone have any info on what happened to Portland Indymedia? Have not been able to get into its site for almost a week now. This hasn't happened before, that I know of."

(clearly isn't a regular lol)

"[–]fidelitypdx 9 points 19 days ago

Works fine for me.

The site is run by a single volunteer on a long outdated web-server. God forbid someone do pen-testing on it. I'm honestly surprised it hasn't been taken down by malware yet.

In years past when I used Indymedia I'd encounter problems from time to time, mostly 403 errors."

"thediskordCascadia 5 points 19 days ago

I got it to load, see if it works as non-https.

I have noticed in the past that https connections will not connect."

"[–]santiamiammobile>desktop flair activated 4 points 19 days ago

Got acquired by Aracnet."


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Down again ,must be tiring

by observer Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 1:37 AM

The site was more or less up for the last month but now is offline again.

Last Google cache of pages was later October to mid Nov.

I'd assumed someone had fronted the bill to fix whatever problems currently plague it, but guess not. They were just lucky..

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So this is a thing that happens alot?

by Browser Friday, Feb. 02, 2018 at 2:39 AM

I browse Portland indymedia semi regularly, but never noticed it was down alot. Or at least not for long. Most times I've checked it was up and if not back so soon I assumed it was a browser problem.

Too bad they don't have solid tech. Or more than one guy(!). Guess it shows indymedia is a dinosaur and everyone has moved on.

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up, but no compost

by DBG Friday, Feb. 09, 2018 at 4:43 PM

they're live again, but people are wondering what happened to the compost for 2017/2018

if they can't be bothered to actually run the site, they should kill it already. as the orange lunatic in the white house says: "sad".

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by OD Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 12:12 AM

Not just you. I check in on PIMC and it's a real 50/50 shot whether it will be up or down. As I type this (2/21/2018) it is snowing here in OR and the site is DOWN!

As for all the alt-right/Libertarian-Right/unverified conspiracy threads that frequently get published on there... that's another story.

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It was up for a while earlier this year

by Indymedia Connoisseur Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:23 PM

I was going there for a while in January (maybe part of February). I'm glad it's still going even if intermittent.

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Elections coming and no where to be seen...

by update Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2018 at 5:19 PM

The Portland indy wire has been down for several days now. With elections around the corner its strange keeping it up wasn't a priority. Maybe conspiracy loons in Oregon don't want anyone to find embarrassing stuff....

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Elections coming and no where to be seen...

by update Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2018 at 5:19 PM

The Portland indy wire has been down for several days now. With elections around the corner its strange keeping it up wasn't a priority. Maybe conspiracy loons in Oregon don't want anyone to find embarrassing stuff....

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It's up right now

by Everyday Person Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2018 at 12:51 AM

As I write this, it's up with this message:

There was some downtime for because of server hardware issues. All have been resolved now.

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Well, the one guy who owns it....

by information Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 8:28 AM

,,, got a steel grip on moderating any dissent.

For instance this comment remains unpublished:


@ Its A Conspeerasee

Ah, you think the website owner is commenting? Perfectly understandable...there is quite a bit of conspiracy crap on portland indy.

Lets rewind and remind the kids what IMC was supposed to be about: DIY open publishing tools, accessible and understandable for the average activist without needing a tech degree from MIT.

Now, in that spirit, some warm body working this newswire should be able to explain--sans tinfoil--the following:

1. why is down

2. why is still active

It's not that difficult IF this is really a place of education/learning/open publishing/activist news.

OTOH if it's just some troll's personal blog, the "go-away-don't-ask-questions" attitude makes perfect sense.


Did you not read the analysis by a FOUNDER OF INDYMEDIA?

The lists are dead.

The global network is over.

Activists use personal blog and social media, using the IMC brand and claim you're "doing something". At least it'll keep you out of trouble.

"Workerbees please look"

LOL at bees plural.




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Note: this also seems to be a subdomain that is operating in spite of the main domain being inactive.

Perhaps a rational person here will can explain without having a paranoid conniption fit.

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