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It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size, and so with it, we now have finally reached the time to start Community Promotion Ads on your graduated site!

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 related to Raspberry Pi
  • demonstrations of interesting machines using Raspberry Pi
  • 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 (2px if high DPI) border 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.

  • I think our upcomming blog should qualify as anything else your community would genuinely be interested in. – Ghanima Jan 15 '16 at 9:35
  • I'm wondering, should we make an ad for the RPi foundation itself? – angussidney Jan 16 '16 at 7:04
  • @angussidney Only if they send us swag ;) You're free to post whatever you want, I'm pretty sure advertising someone else's site cannot violate any copyright, etc. I have added one for the Foundation's github page. – goldilocks Jan 19 '16 at 20:08
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  • This is for our somewhat official, soon-to-be blog on tumblr. – goldilocks Jan 21 '16 at 16:16
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    Have we finalised the title Piversify? There is no danger of it being considered pirverse? – SlySven Jan 26 '16 at 17:52
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    @SlySven, They just would not listen! – Ghanima Jan 28 '16 at 22:01
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    Maybe if the logo showed a Raspberry clearer it would diversify better. No need for University degree here. Besides pirverse does not even rhyme, unless you say Pie-Verse which does not even imply Per-Verse. And I think even if people see it as perversion, its clearly a about Raspberry Pi / Technology. – Piotr Kula Feb 9 '16 at 19:25
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Follow us on Twitter!

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    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. – Grace Note Jan 15 '16 at 3:11
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    Only Twits use Twitter! There is already too much inarticulate stuff - we don't need 140 character abbreviated versions. – Milliways Jan 18 '16 at 11:44
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    @Milliways: can you hike your pants up a little farther? :P – Jacobm001 Jan 21 '16 at 16:25
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    I find the 600 char comment limit a ridiculous constraint. But I like my pants like my soup, not too high, not too low. – goldilocks Jan 21 '16 at 22:16
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unix.stackexchange.com

  • I think this is an important one for us to have here. – goldilocks Jan 17 '16 at 13:35
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Commit to the Internet of Things Q&A

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