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Please clarify this statement in the submission rules:

Note: As with previous iterations of this program, entries that have appeared as ads in previous periods are not eligible; however, previous entries that did not meet the minimum score threshold can be resubmitted.

Does it say about the specific ad image or about the project itself?

I found that there were projects that appeared in several subsequent cycles of the program, for example:

Simple Injector

7basic

Roadkill

Is it against the rules or is it indeed allowed as long as a project gets a fresh ad image each time?

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I'll try to make this clearer some time. Thanks for pointing it out, by the by. –  Grace Note Dec 17 '13 at 14:49

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Advertising the same product is fine, as long as the image is different. The cycle is in part to give things more chance, but also to keep the images of ads on our site fresh. Past this freshness, though, a helpful project is still a good thing people should know about, even if 6 months have passed.

The ones you pointed out are mostly explained as oversight in not identifying them, in the cases where the images match. Little things that slip by our mind and we failed to recognize it as a repost when we see it come up in our inbox.

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What about two different posts in the same "session", both pointing on the same site exactly? Is this also fine? one, two. –  Shadow Wizard Dec 23 '13 at 22:36
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@ShadowWizard Two ads for the same service in a single thread is kinda... spammy and feels off. Best not to do that so I'll go have a little chat there. –  Grace Note Dec 24 '13 at 14:52
    
Thanks a bunch! –  Shadow Wizard Dec 24 '13 at 14:55
    
I can't remember the rule being in place in 2011 when I submitted Roadkill, but I believe it also didn't make the minimum vote count in some of those submissions, which is why I reposted. –  Chris S Dec 26 '13 at 17:38
    
@ChrisS At this point I'm more inclined to consider it a forward-moving rule than something I should retroactively scold someone about. –  Grace Note Dec 26 '13 at 17:46
    
@Grace why was this highly popular ad deleted, and without any comment? When it gathered 20 upvotes in a day I suspected sock puppets but it was declined as "no proof of this exists", so what happened? –  Shadow Wizard Jan 5 at 0:04

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