Well, almost a year since our conception and 'tis the season for community ads again! On all graduated sites, there are Community Promotion Ads which provide an opportunity for relevant, useful sites and tools to promote themselves with small ads.
Last year, we created 2 ads and simply posted them everywhere. That was ... not a correct or appropriate use of ads. Ads should be relevant to the community in which they appear, and so dumping the same ad everywhere is not OK. For more details, see this answer on last years ads post.
All that said, I've created this post to track our community ads as we create them and post them on other sites. Here's how the system will work: Below, there will be a list of sites that we'd like to make ads for, and a list of posted ads. Anyone can volunteer to make an ad for a site, possibly one on the list or possibly a different site. Remember: Taking the same ad and posting it for every site is not permitted. Once an ad is created, it should be posted as an answer on this question (not on the other sites community ad post). Once it's score is > 1, it will be posted on the target site. If there are multiple suggestions for a target site, only the highest voted will be posted.
Sites which need ads
I've taken this list from last year:
- Raspberry Pi
- Ask Ubuntu
- Info Sec
- Unix and Linux
- Computer Science
- Theoretical CS
Sites which have ads
- Software Engineering
- Computer Science (Both of last years ads were posted by a moderator. See 1, 2)
- Cryptography moderator reposted last years ad
- Mathematica (current score of 1)
- Mathematics (current score -1)
Sites which have active ads (score >= 6)
- [None right now]
These are the requirements imposed by Stack Exchange for any community ads:
- 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 border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.