Or, today, Friday. Of attempting to post yesterday, let us say, I am rather appreciative of the brassy tune: "Baker Street" by Gerry Raferty. Real life and all.
Most recent change of any note was the inclusion of /pdfs/ in the related boards space-bar.
Years ago, we considered linking to it. We were put off by their overt cultural bias that I would call stereotypical /pol/. Between then and now, no other 8Chan book sharing board has made the slightest headway in size and popularity when compared to /pdfs/. Put simply, image-boards are technological generalists, making for extremely poor fileshareing systems. Specialized offsite servers are far better equipped to deal with the unique challenges posed by file-sharing, while image-boards function best by keeping tabs on offsite services. As seen in this light I will give them this, their due: they are trying.
An attenuated bias today remains, but I am not aware of any official barrier to adding literature of any kind on /pdfs/ that does not otherwise impose on the legal framework of the United States.
Two after effects have I noticed:
1. They have politely linked back to us in turn.
2. We have a modest influx of /pol/sters.
We have always had a resident /pol/ poster or two. They have not caused any particular problems, and kept a mellow profile. Personally, the only issue I have with stereotypical /pol/ is the "you're wrong, I'm right, let's fight!" style of posting. This moves things away from literature into the tar-pit of cultural wars.
I am not entirely happy with the potential misstep this may turn out to be, but I am willing to remain tolerant, and continue observing how things play out.
Personal disclaimer: I reside in the upper right quadrant on the green square of ye olde political spectrum, and I have remained there since the classic quiz first appeared. In theory, one might use this to predict my online behavior. In practice, I practice stoicism. Post too long. Click here to view the full text.