It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016!

Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to previously - the changes are marked in bold in the Image Requirements section.

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

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:

  • the site's twitter account
  • useful tools or resources for Jewish life and learning
  • interesting in-site activities and events
  • 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. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

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. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • 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
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

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.


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Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Text

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    I like how you took advantage of the extra width to show commentaries.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jan 26, 2016 at 14:40

Visit HebrewBooks.org - 50,000 s'farim and counting

  • This ad was provided by HebrewBooks. Jan 27, 2016 at 22:04
  • I am duty to Hebrew books hundreds hours of limud. HebrewBooks is great
    – kouty
    Jul 27, 2016 at 11:25
  • Should we change the link to beta. hebrewbooks.org instead of just hebrewbooks.org?
    – DonielF
    Oct 28, 2016 at 21:18
  • @DonielF I don't use the site enough to have an opinion; you might want to bring it up in chat or ask a new meta question about it. Oct 28, 2016 at 21:27

Download and print our booklets for the holidays.

  • I'll happily defer to a better ad when we have one. But for now, this is about where my abilities are... Jan 29, 2016 at 3:47

Help build a site for Hebrew Language Q&A

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    I have taken the liberty of replacing the closed proposal in this ad with the new, restarted one, because the image from the closed one was broken yet the ad was still being served. (For the statistically-minded, there were 361 clicks on this ad at the time of this edit.) Aug 16, 2016 at 2:42

Follow our curated feed on Twitter!

  • 4
    This points to the Twitter account managed by Isaac, not the bot. We could also just reuse Grace's image with that feed; I decided to try distinguishing them slightly. I very much welcome improvements to the graphic! Jan 15, 2016 at 3:47

Current Mi Yodeya bounties http://stack-exchange-dynamic-ads.herokuapp.com/judaism.stackexchange.com/bounty.png

  • 1
    I've undeleted this due to the update to the script that generates the picture: it's now valid under the new rules.
    – msh210 Mod
    Apr 15, 2016 at 16:53

Follow us on Twitter!

  • 2
    This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted, now with 80px more width! It also doubles as your twitter ad, but it's up to you if you wish to promote it by voting. Keep in mind - there is your community's own community-run Twitter as well - feel free to take this revised ad for it as well.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jan 15, 2016 at 3:31

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