The dynamic ad for bounties for a site is currently broken on movies.se. I haven't checked on other sites but I assume they are also broken.

Here's what it currently looks like on movies: https://movies.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2618/52

  • Yeah, the ads must be hosted on the SE imgur, I think, which is the problem. My understanding is that none of these work any more. Second bullet point on the list of rules: Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 20, 2017 at 19:31
  • AFAIK, that dynamic ad is not actually maintained by Stack Exchange. Rather, it's a third-party Heroku app written by some folks over at apple.SE (and later adopted by a bunch of other sites as well). To get it fixed, we really need to contact the maintainer(s) of the app somehow; alas, I'm not 100% sure who they are. Apr 20, 2017 at 19:33
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    This ad has nothing to do with us. We don't host or maintain it. The server that normally generates them is throwing a 500 Internal Server Error. Likely something broken on their side.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 20, 2017 at 19:35
  • @Catija: That imgur hosting requirement has always been there, but I don't think it has ever been actually enforced by the system. Apr 20, 2017 at 19:35
  • apple.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/932/… @IlmariKaronen?
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 20, 2017 at 19:36
  • Yes, that seems to be the original appearance, @Catija. Looks like it was written by Kyle Cronin; I've pinged him at the meta.apple.SE post you linked to. I found the Github repo, too. Apr 20, 2017 at 19:40
  • @IlmariKaronen Last seen Sep 26 '16 at 19:30 Ugh... hope everything's ok. Ah, March 30th on SO... so not too bad.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Apr 20, 2017 at 19:42

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Thanks for the heads up! This issue has been fixed. rand al'thor was correct that it was an HTTP vs HTTPS issue.


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