If there's been more newcomers here than usual, (and I'll make no secret of the fact I'm one of them) I think I have an explanation as to why: The second pic above was posted a week ago in 4 Chan's /K/.
Old timers reminisced, mourned for the absolute state of the board and cursed /pol/ and how their shit flooded every discussion.
In the discussion of "how do we unfuck the situation" the webring, and cafe was mentioned, as you can see above. That's how I found this place.
I'm guessing I'm not the only one.
I don't know how this place works, or what it needs, but it's better than any solution I could have come up with, and feel I've found real treasure here, and don't want to fuck it up.
So far, I've assumed this place's best defense against the /pol/posting hordes is it's obscurity. Don't talk about the cafe, and it'll stay worth talking about, but what the fuck do I know?
The takeaway is that mods should be ready for more traffic, much of which will probably be done in the ignorance of the Cafe's rules and culture.
But hey, it was just one mention, in one thread. I have no fucking idea if it was a big deal.