Ok, I ranted, now I'm revising this into something less offensive.
If you can't get the files working, fine, but you need to provide a secondary outlet because most of your archived files are not available anywhere else.
Might I suggest that you make a practice of submitting everything submitted to you to JK2Files
or at least upload them directly to FileFront
so that we the users can access them when your site is having troubles? This would take some of the regular load off your servers as well.