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Here is part of the canonical spiel given on meta posts on graduated sites where we submit our ads for voting (six upvotes and our ad is shown on the site), repurposed for a different use:

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
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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.

Image requirements

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  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

For more information, see What's the best way to create a community ad for a beta site?.

I invite everyone to submit ideas for our ad as answers, following the above guidelines.

  • This is, by the way, pretty much identical to its counterpart on Law.
    – HDE 226868
    Jun 10, 2015 at 0:07
  • Whoops, I meant "Mythology."
    – HDE 226868
    Jun 20, 2015 at 18:41
  • As far as the image goes I favour something jurisdiction-neutral like the scales of justice (no gavels please!)... but I'm no designer so that's as much as I can contribute :)
    – Flup
    Jun 23, 2015 at 9:10
  • Wait, isn't this topic supposed to be used for promoting OTHER communities at law.se?
    – cnst
    Aug 31, 2015 at 19:05
  • @cnst No, not in this format. Most beta sites use a thread like this to come up with ideas.
    – HDE 226868
    Aug 31, 2015 at 19:07

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For Movies & TV SE:


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It might need a better hook, though? Something about questioning whether what you see on TV/movies is real, but more succinct.

Also I now sort of feel like these might be barking up the wrong tree, because of https://law.stackexchange.com/q/1035/58


Submitted at Travel SE. Go vote for it!



I realise the colours are bad, but there's too much range in that photo :P

I'll upload another version shortly.


I was also thinking of doing something from The Office to pull people from Workplace.SE. Thoughts?


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Here's one I've sent to Sci-fi & Fantasy. Vote for it there!

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  • I'm not sure that SF&F is a good spot for it.
    – HDE 226868
    Jul 26, 2015 at 18:34
  • @HDE226868 - Certainly our most important need is for legal experts. But we also need participants, and it seems like for that purpose publicity in any venue (with the exception of freeman advocacy groups) would likely be beneficial. If you think not please explain!
    – feetwet Mod
    Jul 26, 2015 at 19:44
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    @feetwet See Robert's comment here. See also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/147312/….
    – HDE 226868
    Jul 26, 2015 at 19:50
  • RIchard (mod on SF & F) says it's okay. cc @feetwet.
    – HDE 226868
    Jul 26, 2015 at 20:25
  • @HDE226868 it's just that law is about everything, right? :P But no, I'm not just picking things at random... If things we're asking are relevant to other sites, that's where I'm focusing.
    – jimsug
    Jul 26, 2015 at 21:19
  • @jimsug Eh, I upvoted the one on SF & F, and this one.
    – HDE 226868
    Jul 26, 2015 at 21:22

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