Would it be possible for PTIO to offer a mirroring service like https://archive.today? (You will be redirected to one of their other domains.)
On r/privacy we rely on mirroring services to post articles that are worth reading but are hosted on platforms that have trackers and/or soft paywalls.
Archive.today is a great archiving tool that strips out tracking scripts. The problem with archive.today is that it relies on Google ReCAPTCHA to keep automated abuse of the service at bay. Using anything but a Chromium browser in combination with a VPN or Tor means high-risk of encountering the ReCAPTCHA hurdle.
Their FAQ is limited and makes no mention of ReCAPTCHA, but it does have this to say about privacy:
Do you preserve archivers’ privacy? E.g. not disclose the source IP address?
But take in mind that when you archive a page, your IP is being sent to the the website you archive as though you are using a proxy (in X-Forwarded-For header). This feature allows websites (e.g shops or the sites with weather forecast) target your region, not mine.
To deal with the problem of automated abuse, I figure the PTIO-version could have users sign in through Reddit, and only accept accounts that are older than a month or so, perhaps with a karma-threshold as well. (I know signing in with Reddit is possible, but I’m having trouble finding any official Reddit page about this feature.)
AFAIK there’s no data-sharing with Reddit, only authentication, and the access can be set to time out after an hour.
In the interest of limiting the amount of work it would take, perhaps archive.today would be open to collaborate on a modified instance of their service; An instance hosted, modified, vetted and endorsed by PTIO.
Thanks for reading. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts.