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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here?

TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will appear on the main site as community promotion ads.

But whyyyyyyy?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • cool site-related open source apps
  • the site's twitter account
  • scripts packs or power tools
  • cool events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. And to click on it for great justice!

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click stats here.

  • $\begingroup$ "cool apple related open source apps"?? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 21, 2011 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ How to remove ads that are only valid up to a certain point in time, say event promotion? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 20:21

4 Answers 4


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Theory of Computing Blog Aggregator

  • $\begingroup$ I thought it might be worthwhile to point visitors there. I am open to suggestions regarding the image. $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 16:09
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    $\begingroup$ How about inserting the two-state automaton logo in the middle ? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ You mean the one from the cstheory.se logo? I do not think this is appropriate as the blog aggregator is a separate thing. Does it have a logo I missed? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 17:36
  • $\begingroup$ oh never mind. I was confused. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 17:39

Submit your papers for SODA 2012 !

  • $\begingroup$ How will event ads be treated once the events are over? Are you going to delete this answer? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know. As for this particular event, it never crossed the 6 vote threshold, so I don't think it ever made it as an ad $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ Then think again, because I will upvote if(f) there is a well-defined garbage collection process. ;) $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have control over how the ads are processed: You should probably ask @Dori $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 11, 2011 at 20:13

Citations of cstheory.SE

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    $\begingroup$ I am not quite satisfied with the formulation. Suggestions? Also, the graph looks a bit clunky because I gimped it out of our header image. Does somebody still have the original sources? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 22:58
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe @Jin might have it $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ I like the idea, but it is very unclear where this image actually links to because the image does not tell anything about it and the URL is that of a URL shortener. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 30, 2011 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ I agree. I am open to suggestions; how do you visualise the concept of citations? Btw, I normally dislike URL shorteners, too, but in this case the original URL is not descriptive either. I can recommend longurlplease.com $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Oct 1, 2011 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ I like that one from tex.SE. I might try something in this direction: "from answers to papers -- publications citing the answers given here." What do you think? $\endgroup$
    – Raphael
    Commented Nov 13, 2011 at 13:06

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