# Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year.

### 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:

• useful tools or resources for physics research
• interesting articles or findings for the curious
• 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 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.

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Originally posted by Tildalwave. I thought this might be an attractive one ;-) –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Dec 6 '13 at 17:25

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–  Emilio Pisanty Dec 28 '13 at 7:59

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Huge thanks to rm -rf, from Mathematica.SE, for building the MM.SE version of this dynamic ad, and porting it for Physics. Image is a retina display (440x500px) and should work fine. –  Emilio Pisanty Mar 8 at 22:27

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Works perfectly (even if the size looks big). –  user29727 Dec 10 '13 at 20:28
The size is important. The images are 'reaped' automatically by the system, and images with the wrong size will be rejected. Nice one, though! –  Emilio Pisanty Dec 10 '13 at 20:48
Dear @EmilioPisanty , Check the Apple.SE site where it works pretty fine: apple.stackexchange.com –  user29727 Dec 10 '13 at 20:50
@all: The size appears to be higher than 220x240 but it is perfectly displayed, just see the Apple.SE site. –  user29727 Dec 11 '13 at 12:32
Fair enough, yeah. Let's go for it, I say. –  Emilio Pisanty Dec 11 '13 at 14:10
Well, it seems like our skeptic fellas also use the bounty counter :) –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Dec 12 '13 at 5:04
This is nice, but it's a little funny when it says there are no bounties. Maybe it can be customised to only display when there are at least a few bounties, say 100 rep or more, or 150. –  Dimensio1n0 Dec 28 '13 at 10:16
@GraceNote, is dimension10's idea feasible? –  Emilio Pisanty Jan 18 at 18:49
@Emilio We can't configure the ads system on our end to display based on bounty status - this is a user-made widget so making special effects for empty bounty status is up to the creators to design. –  Grace Note Jan 19 at 13:42

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Great idea. Not enough folks know about this. I was really surprised when I learned about it months ago. –  Brandon Enright Mar 2 at 3:58
@Brandon for the record, I'm dead sure this isn't an original idea. I've seen this somewhere in the community ads of some other site of some unspecifiable year, but I can't quite place it at the moment. The design, on the other hand, is original and fresh out the oven. –  Emilio Pisanty Mar 2 at 4:35
(with a huge load of physics.se overall design thrown in, of course.) –  Emilio Pisanty Mar 2 at 5:24

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Image Credit: @TildalWave –  called2voyage Dec 10 '13 at 15:47

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Edited with a much better version. –  user29727 Dec 7 '13 at 13:58

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Originally posted here. –  Mostafa Jan 17 at 10:36

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Image is a Fireworks vector PNG. –  Emilio Pisanty Mar 1 at 20:01
... and many thanks to @Manishearth for writing and maintaining this script. –  Emilio Pisanty Mar 1 at 20:01

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I know we already have one arXiv ad - to which I just proposed a modification - but I'd still like to propose this. The arXiv does not normally push for researchers to upload, but I think this is innocuous enough. It is actually primarily aimed at non-researchers, to help bring home the message that the arXiv does have a huge chunk of the world's physics papers in it. –  Emilio Pisanty Dec 11 '13 at 14:28
Oops, sorry for the defacing, I thought I had gotten an SVG using an online converter : ) –  Dimensio1n0 Jan 17 at 12:50
Source is a Fireworks PNG so it's actually an editable vector image if you can get at the proprietary vector layers. (Same for the other one.) –  Emilio Pisanty Jan 17 at 14:08

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Online tool for searching equations and their LaTeX code, so that you don't need to re-create them! –  tohecz Feb 27 at 11:45
@EmilioPisanty And 700 for \gamma^2 and 100 for x^5`. Well, it looked really promissing when I came across it. Still, people can find it useful I think. –  tohecz Feb 27 at 14:00
Yes, but \gamma^5 is \gamma^5. –  Emilio Pisanty Feb 27 at 14:16

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–  Emilio Pisanty Dec 28 '13 at 7:58
The "The world's..." appears to me in greek in the SVG source. –  Dimensio1n0 Jan 17 at 12:51
That's quite curious. It shows in latin on my computer (Ubuntu) but the font name is indeed 'Symbol'. Just change the font for something similar - or whatever looks good, really. –  Emilio Pisanty Jan 17 at 14:05

I am not able to add this image. so copying from the above.

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Please anyone correct the formatting my answer. I do not know how to use the Latex here. –  Anupam 41 mins ago

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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. Last year this actually was deleted, huh. –  Grace Note Dec 6 '13 at 10:17
Well, I think it's okay here. Physics.SE is doing very well on twitter :) –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Dec 6 '13 at 10:57
@CrazyBuddy A number of people have been quite disappointed with the behavior of the site-specific Twitter feeds (like this one). They seem to more or less randomly choose questions to tweet and thus a lot of relatively bad content winds up getting shared. (But of course you can make your own judgment about this) –  David Z Dec 7 '13 at 22:56
@DavidZ: I get your point. Questions under bounties and Can you answer this? stuff (in twitter) can sometimes be bad. But, others are quite okay (probably highly voted stuff) :D –  Waffle's Crazy Peanut Dec 8 '13 at 3:30