Moot has always been violently opposed not only to taking any kind of donations for 4chan, but even to consider setting up premium content for paid users. He is also opposed to setting up something like the Something Awful archive registration, where you pay to access the archived post database “because they eliminate the ephemeral nature of content on 4chan”, which is a point. Most threads last a maximum of 15 minutes, and that is their strength. Perhaps more pressingly, there already exists more than one third-party 4chan archive which activates automatically based on number of real-time user archive requests. Add to that the tendancy of 4chan users to screencap the “good” stuff, and post it to to their tumblr, Facebook, etc. and the whole idea seems kind of pointless.
So this is the situation:
If you have any ideas, or can spot something obvious that he’s missed, please feel free to tell him.