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As reported here, we have, for a limited time, the ability to create Community Promotion Ads to help build awareness for some of our regular site promotions, and how well we utilize this new tool is going to be watched closely.

So, I'd like to get a head start on ads for the features that we had in mind when we asked for this tool.

Can you design an ad for the Weekly Topic Challenge? Assume that the ad has to be for the Weekly Topic Challenge in general, and not for any particular week's challenge.

We have a meta post for actually posting the ads; let's use this post to bounce some ideas around at various levels of development. As shown on the official ads post, an ad consists of:

What should be in the image?

What should the tagline be?

Which URL should it go to?

Please post anything from fragmentary concepts to polished graphics.

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Concept:

One-month calendar grid, with different one-word topics written across entire weeks.

Caption at the bottom: Jog your curiosity: A new challenge every week. Click for details.

Link is to .

Mouseover is the same as the caption.

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(Revised based on comments.)

The URL will need to be persistent; we can't vary it each week because of the way the ads are set up. All of the weekly-challenge pages on meta share a tag, so the URL could reasonably be for that tag with entries sorted by time (most recent first). This would require a tag wiki to explain what's going on, but we should probably do that anyway.

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    I like this idea for navigability. The only drawback I can see is that it ads yet another housekeeping step for the person running the challenge each time the topic changes. Of course, it may be possible to have different people responsible for maintaining different parts of the challenge infrastructure, to spread out the load. Not as user-friendly, but automatically maintained, would be a link to the series' tag, sorted by newest. – Isaac Moses Dec 22 '11 at 15:33
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    Oh right, the series has a tag. A tag has a tag wiki. I think we can work with that. (I didn't know you could sort by date via URL; that would be essential.) – Monica Cellio Dec 22 '11 at 15:48
  • A wiki, right. Good point. This tag wiki definitely needs writing. – Isaac Moses Dec 22 '11 at 15:50
  • Grr. It seems that we can't edit tag wikis here in meta. – Isaac Moses Dec 27 '11 at 15:05

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