Janet Berkeley (r), head, and Nell Nettles, assistant, in front of the Carnegie Public Library on North Cherry Street, c. 1935.

Digital Forsyth is a treasure trove of thousands of historic photographs of Forsyth County. Through its comment feature, we had hoped to create a dialogue with users that would enrich the entire community. So far, that has not happened, because comments could not appear on the site until approved by a moderator, and often that approval was slow in coming and some comments never got approved at all.

No doubt, many frustrated users gave up. We have changed the policy, so that comments will now post instantly. We hope that this will encourage people to add their comments and get a dialogue going about local history.