It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017!

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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  • Copied from meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/a/3884/2
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 14:13
  • We have seasonal variations for Pesach and the high holy days (see the edit history on the linked post), but not for Chanukah and Purim. Anybody want to make those? If so, let's talk in Mi Yodeya Chat. Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 15:39
  • @MonicaCellio Maybe in the meantime edit them all into this post's revision history (and then we can rollback to them at appropriate times)
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 15:49
  • Anyone want to make a nicer image for this? Wasn't this supposed to be a placeholder last year?
    – Scimonster
    Commented Feb 4, 2017 at 18:08
  • @Scimonster I'd love it if somebody made a nicer ad for these. We have nice Pesach and HHD ads that we can swap in in their seasons, but this generic one is pretty basic and boring. Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 5:35

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  • Note: There weren't enough example questions or followers, so it was deleted. Let's see if this time it will survive!
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 14:38
  • Looks like the new one (the one you linked to here) is also dead :/
    – MTL
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 17:23
  • @Shokhet - gllrrp. I'm not sure whether it's worth starting again or no :/
    – Mithical
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 17:24
  • I just have to say, Mith, you did a great job with de-escalating the situation here. I honestly didn't know what to do at that point, but this was a perfect way to defuse the conversation. This is the stuff of moderator diamonds; כל הכבוד :)
    – MTL
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 18:58
  • @Shokhet - thanks :)
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 6, 2017 at 19:25

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  • That should link to the real site, not the Area51 proposal. Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 13:13
  • @MartinSchröder - we haven't finished designing ads yet, so we're still running these Area 51 ads for now.
    – Mithical
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 13:16
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    May I ask what relevance this has to the community that there's an ad for it?
    – DonielF
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 16:58
  • @DonielF - Jews are famous for having a great affinity for books. We're the 'People of the Book'. And Jews read a lot. Soo...
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 17:04
  • @Mithrandir By that logic, there are so many mathematics-related questions on here we should have a link to the Math.SE site. And there are so many sci-fi questions we should have one for Sci-fi and Fantasy.
    – DonielF
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 17:06
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    @DonielF - that's why there's the score of 6 thing. If the community doesn't think it's relevant enough, it won't vote for it (as it hasn't). It's only if enough people think that it's relevant that it'll be displayed. I gave them the chance; there's no requirement to vote for it.
    – Mithical
    Commented Apr 9, 2017 at 17:08

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  • This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted. 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 skip over this one in favor of that one.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 13:59

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