Voat cannot be the only place we can congregate. Edit: There were places on 8chan and 4chan to talk about voat, but the reception isn't great. No one really seemed to give a shit about our website going down. They're either too scared to say anything or they're complicit.
This needs to be a learning experience. We need other options besides voat as failsafes or backups if voat isn't reachable. This outage was a blessing. We need to have contingencies setup and we need the full support of all loyal goats to help out.
Voat isn't just about your ability to use racial slurs. It's about freedom of ideas. Without that, we are lost.
I want to add that many sites do not let you make new accounts or post if you're on a VPN. They've long since banned VPNs from being able to participate online. This is also very bad. They want to tie your ideas to your person, and that can easily be used to target you. This world wants you to be its bitch, and if you're not its bitch in some form, it doesn't want you.
I understand that VPNs are used by spammers, but by banning VPNs you're forcing people to use an identity which can be used to harass you and target you. This is a serious problem.
ANONYMITY IS THE WEAKNESS TO THE TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY
A little flowchart to help understand why losing anonymity is bad. This isn't our current administrations fault, by the way. You can thank the left for this. https://kek.gg/i/4SQPfF.png