4chan Going Broke, Possible Changes Coming Up

Internet sharing and discussion website 4chan, widely noted for it’s uncensored content which is often considered offensive to various groups, is going broke and is exploring ways to keep going.

Among the possible solutions: closing some boards, limiting image sizes, using slower servers, more pop-up or even “malicious” ads, and having more paying users.

Another solution on the table is funding by rich people who appreciate the site, such as Martin Shkreli of pharmaceutical fame, and in the past Minecraft founder Marcus “Notch” Persson.

These are solutions being considered just to keep 4chan running. Like most websites, it funds itself through advertising. However, advertising does not work well on the site, given the nature of the content.