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I was just browsing the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange where I am one of the moderators.

Today, and not for the first time, I noticed the following in my right sidebar: an attractive, artistically designed ad for Parenting Stack Exchange – which just like PF & Money is still in beta: ad

There's also a second one: ad alternate

Is there a gallery of such ads for Stack Exchange sites, whether in beta or launched?

I'm motivated to find out if there are attractive ads in rotation for PF & Money — because it is almost getting embarrassing to be the founding moderator of the longest-running beta in the network, at 524 days and counting. The folks from the Guinness book are about to come calling!

I presume I would not see an ad for PF & Money elsewhere on the SE network (if such an ad existed) while logged in because the system could be clever enough to know that I don't need to be marketed to for sites I actively participate at. (Is that so?) Yet, I also wasn't able to find any clever ads for PF & Money while logged out of the network. My browser's "Reload" button is sore and on strike now.

And last: if a site like Personal Finance & Money is not getting this kind of love from the graphically-talented ad designers at Stack Exchange, whose arm do we need to twist is there somebody we can ask politely to show us some love? ;-)

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Related: Page of StackExchange cross-site sidebar ads? (I didn't vote to close because this question asks a bit more than the one I've linked) – Tim Stone Jan 11 '12 at 14:26
"the system is clever enough to know that I don't need to be marketed to for sites I actively participate at" - Admittedly I think it's entirely random, but I don't know that for a fact. – Tim Stone Jan 11 '12 at 14:27
@TimStone Thanks. I've added "How to get such an ad?" to the title, to make it clear there's more to this question than the one you linked. – Chris W. Rea Jan 11 '12 at 14:28
some of the adverts can be found in this M.SO thread. – tombull89 Jan 12 '12 at 13:56
@tombull89 Thanks, but none of those ads you linked to are for promoting Q&A sites in the Stack Exchange network. It is those I am asking about -- not the open source promos. – Chris W. Rea Jan 12 '12 at 15:33
@ChrisW.Rea, apologies. I don't know of any similar lists for SE sites. – tombull89 Jan 12 '12 at 16:05

There is no gallery of Stack Exchange ads, but that sounds like a pretty good idea.

House ads are not typically created until after a site graduates, but with the US tax season upon us, maybe this is a good time for a special project. We saw a rise in traffic on Money SE this time last year, so anything we can do now will only help us move along with the current. I'm on it. Jin?!

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+1 for "I'm on it. Jin?!" – Kevin Vermeer Jan 25 '12 at 0:40
Thanks! Also, re: "House ads are not typically created until after a site graduates" .. Wondering, what made Parenting atypical? – Chris W. Rea Jan 25 '12 at 1:37
@ChrisW.Rea I was, at the time, full-time CHAOS and trying to promote Parenting intra-network before I promoted it extra-network. – Aarthi Feb 29 '12 at 22:14

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