I think proper data management is an important subject for Voat users especially, considering the creeping Censorship happening in parts of the internet. The only way you can be reasonably sure that you will have access to certain information, is if you back it up yourself. There are a lot of discussions on Voat, where this sub could be relevant, so I'll try to make it a thing here. To get started, I'll post the sidebar from the Reddit sub here.
It's encouraging to see that the average Voat user has become so accustomed to using archive sites, hooktube, VPNs, etc. but there is more that we can do, like making local backups of things that are at a higher risk of being censored.
I archive all links to Reddit, so they get less clicks. I'll post more to this sub eventually, when I feel like it...
Sidebar Intro from Reddit:
We are digital librarians. Among us are represented the various reasons to keep data -- legal requirements, competitive requirements, uncertainty of permanence of cloud services, distaste for transmitting your data externally (e.g. government or corporate espionage), cultural and familial archivists, internet collapse preppers, and people who do it themselves so they're sure it's done right. Everyone has their reasons for curating the data they have decided to keep (either forever or For A Damn Long Timetm). Along the way we have sought out like-minded individuals to exchange strategies, war stories, and cautionary tales of failures.
We are one. We are legion. And we're trying really hard not to forget.
Credit to this thread: http://archive.is/JtpcP
TLDR: RAID arrays and web scrapers