Woah so you actually contacted them? Ok so you are DDoSing and causing all of this because you think it's illegal to archive the content and it's wrong to monetize it?
First of all there have been 4chan archives since the dawn of 4chan. It's not illegal, it's not against the rules. They have a free and open API for this purpose. There have been numerous threads about it on /qa/ - the admins are fine with it.
On every archive I own I have written either in the footer or at a dedicated FAQ page that I do not own this content, nor that I've made it: "All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster. This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them."
I really don't see why you are so upset about this. Personally I also hated the SheekyLeeky forums since they changed the posts, added random ads between posts, changes Posters' names and etc.
If you have created something that is archived or posted something that is yours, feel free to use the [Report] button and I'll delete it within few hours.
And about the Posters not agreeing to be archived, well they also did not agree to be put in an API json data nor to be monetized by 4chan nor to be sold as active user data to major companies nor agreed to be tracked so your point is invalid.
Second of all, about me profiting? Don't make me laugh. You obviously have no clue whatsoever regarding monetizing websites. Even 4chan's owner had to use special VIP plans and use advertisements to pay his bills and he is still struggling (can't link the /qa/ thread, look it up).
Here's an example, archived.moe made the last month about 170USD. For hosting+CDN+CloudFlairPro I pay 80USD and 50USD for backups, this leaving me with about 30 to 50USD each month which I can invest in a better server. I've kept wanting to get a much better server which costs 200USD/month but I simply can't afford it. Now due to your attacks I had to spend 200USD for DDoS protection. Thanks. If you see this as a profit, then you must be living in some third world country or China or something.
With ArchiveOfSins it's even worse, the average revenue is about 20USD while the hosting is about 30USD (or was prior the CloudFlairPro plan which is 20usd).
It's the same case with every archive. I won't disclose any screenshots or exact figures since this is against the ToS of the advertising companies.
Since recently DesuArchive is also using advertisements to pay their hardware and bills. They tried crowdfunding but that didn't went well. Over the years there have been few archives which tried out donations but they also had to shut down.
Actually one of the reasons why the previous owner of 4archive closed was due to financial reasons. One of the reasons for archive.moe's death was also financial reason.
Also both http://4chanarchive.net/
have advertisements and they are the oldest known archive out there.Yuki.la
is directly serving the html pages from 4chan, so they are stealing their content 1:1 instead of using their API.
If you are indeed the attacker I'd be quite shocked with the ridiculous reasons you have.>>1247>>We
I just noticed this, who are "We" ? Does your organization have a name and a cause or just a bunch of people who have nothing better to do during the winter break than to DDoS 4chan archives and on a Christmas evening to go around reporting them? I feel honestly sorry for you, if that's the case. What has happened with you in your life to make you this lonely and miserable of a person?