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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.

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.

  • Highest voted ads meeting the threshold (and the other technical requirements) are automatically used? Or does a human pick? – msh210 Dec 22 '11 at 23:40
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    Once an ad meets the threshold it will automatically be included in the rotation. – Rebecca Chernoff Dec 22 '11 at 23:41
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  • what happens after February 23? – avi Jan 12 '12 at 13:09
  • @avi We'll evaluate the effectiveness of this privilege and then we'll get back to you. :) – Aarthi Jan 12 '12 at 15:41
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    Quick, someone tell the guy with the Tallit shop to post an ad here! – avi Jan 12 '12 at 16:23
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    @avi, some more fitting candidates might be resources we use here, like hebrewbooks.org, chabad.org, mechon-mamre.org, etc. – Isaac Moses Jan 13 '12 at 17:59
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    This still seems to be in use. – Naftali aka Neal Mar 22 '12 at 20:04
  • @IsaacMoses meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/a/1331 – msh210 Aug 8 '12 at 21:01
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    Aarthi, @RebeccaChernoff, can there be something in quotes after the [1] or [2] URL, so it will appear onmouseover in the ad? – msh210 Aug 9 '12 at 19:13

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  • This is meant to replace the old ad, whose design clashes with the new site design. Anyone who voted on the old one, please downvote it. (I'll delete that answer as soon as this one has enough votes to display om the main site.) – Goodbye Stack Exchange May 9 '12 at 19:02
  • Did some tweaking, see the change history notes. – Goodbye Stack Exchange May 9 '12 at 21:27
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    @Naftali - To reply to your comment on the old ad (which I'm deleting now), we discussed this in chat and decided to go with a new ad, rather than "steal" the votes from this one. – Goodbye Stack Exchange May 10 '12 at 22:26

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    What does our presence look like on Twitter? (I'm not there.) Are new questions auto-tweeted or something like that? I just want to know that we're sending them somewhere useful before voting. :-) – Monica Cellio Dec 25 '11 at 21:00
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    Pleasing to the eye, but it doesn't communicate anything to me. – yitznewton Dec 27 '11 at 17:56
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    It's in the same vein as the other twitter promotion ads: i.stack.imgur.com/Dof9P.png – Aarthi Dec 27 '11 at 20:13
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    @Aarthi need a new one with the new logo. – Naftali aka Neal Aug 13 '12 at 15:14
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    @Naftali Done! :) – Aarthi Aug 13 '12 at 16:27
  • @Aarthi Nice! :-). Side point: it should be a new post... It is unfair to capitalize on the votes of old... – Naftali aka Neal Aug 13 '12 at 16:28
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    @Naftali I'd normally agree, but in this case, the change was updating the old ad to match the new site design. :) – Aarthi Aug 13 '12 at 16:57
  • @Naftali Done. ;-) – msh210 Aug 15 '12 at 19:37
  • @msh210 what is done? – Naftali aka Neal Aug 15 '12 at 19:45
  • @Naftali, what you proposed: a new one with the new logo. See my edit to this answer. – msh210 Aug 15 '12 at 19:59
  • @msh210 I am quite confused... – Naftali aka Neal Aug 15 '12 at 20:37
  • @Naftali, forget I mentioned anything. – msh210 Aug 15 '12 at 21:22
  • @msh210 ... ok, but what did you change? – Naftali aka Neal Aug 15 '12 at 21:33
  • The Twitter icon. – msh210 Aug 15 '12 at 23:38

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    +1 as I like it, but I think I'd like it even better if there were more of a contrast between the text in the foreground and the text in the background (as the latter distracts some from the former) (e.g., make the background more faded). – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 21:30
  • @msh210 I shall fade more. one minute ^_^ – Naftali aka Neal Dec 27 '11 at 21:31
  • Oh, and "Shidducim" should probably be "Shidduchim". – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 21:32
  • @msh210 ahh nice spelling catch, one sec (i fixed the fading, how is it?) – Naftali aka Neal Dec 27 '11 at 21:34
  • @msh210 I fixed the spelling :-) – Naftali aka Neal Dec 27 '11 at 21:35
  • I see a checkerboard pattern as part of the background. Is that just me? – Isaac Moses Dec 27 '11 at 21:39
  • @IsaacMoses I think that is just you – Naftali aka Neal Dec 27 '11 at 21:41
  • OK, good. I can't see imgur content at work, so I open it using pixlr.com/editor . Something must have gotten lost in translation. – Isaac Moses Dec 27 '11 at 21:45
  • @IsaacMoses haha you are seeing it like that because of the transparent background ^_^. Put a white background behind it and you will see how it really looks :-D – Naftali aka Neal Dec 27 '11 at 21:53
  • Naftali, do you think you ought to give it a white background of its own? On this site, it'll be backed by the "sketchy" light-blue graph paper background and may look strange. – Isaac Moses Dec 27 '11 at 21:56
  • Also, some of us override CSS to get colors we can see more easily. I use reverse video; if you're using dark text I wouldn't see your ad. (I can't view the image from work either, so specific commenting/voting will wait until I get home tonight.) – Monica Cellio Dec 27 '11 at 23:03
  • Naftali: it looks good to me now! -- though I guess you should address the transparency issue raised by Monica Cellio. @IsaacMoses, I'm not seeing the sketchy background through the image. – msh210 Dec 27 '11 at 23:16
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    @MonicaCellio I made it a bit lighter. – Naftali aka Neal Dec 28 '11 at 15:45
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    @Naftali, I didn't say it's your fault. And anyone can propose one. There seems to be little interest, and I don't want to push it if the community's uninterested. I suggested dropping this from the lineup of ads not because it's a bad ad (it's good) but because it's advertising something that doesn't exist and shouldn't be advertised. I certainly meant no offense to you. – msh210 May 1 '12 at 18:03


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    Perhaps a description in the image? – Double AA Aug 9 '12 at 5:41
  • @DoubleAA, can you think of good wording? – msh210 Aug 9 '12 at 19:15
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    How about a time-insensitive variation on the text they have at the top of the home page? "Over 50,000 Classical Hebrew Books for Free Download" – Double AA Aug 13 '12 at 20:48

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