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For discussion about the explicitly commercial advertising that appears on this site (if any), as well as the Community Promotion Ads which are voted on by users of each site.

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Alpha test for short survey in banner ad slots starting on week of September 25th on SO

TL;DR: Starting on the week of September 25th, we will be showing a short survey in the banner ad slots on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange tech sites. [EDIT: Since this post was created, some ...
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What data is being gathered during the advertisement test? What about end-user feedback?

As many user have already noticed, the network is apparently undergoing some "Ads testing" aimed at evaluating the various available alternatives for publishing advertisement to the network. It is my ...
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Partner content on the blog - what's the value of these?

The Stack Overflow blog was historically a means of communication for the company to the community, and eventually ended up being a way for the company to communicate with potential users of their ...
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How does Stack Exchange verify an advertiser is adhering to its advertising policies?

How does Stack Exchange ensure that ads don't deliver a tracking pixel if I have opted out of cookies? Is it impossible for an ad to track me if I have opted out of targeting pixels or could an ad ...
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Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?

I've seen several laudable posts on the network and associated blogs about SE's dedication to accessibility and how that informed the types of affiliate ads allowed: This blog post - "...our effort ...
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Podcast advertising by spammers?

In podcast episode #482 I was somewhat disturbed to hear an ad for turing.com I don't particularly perceive them as a spammer, and actually don't have much of a perception of them as a company at all; ...
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Can the "Sponsored by AWS" message be made smaller (less annoying)?

Looking at Ask Ubuntu, the "Sponsored by AWS" is... large on mobile. For reference, this is how it would look on an iPhone 12 (I'm using device emulation for the screenshots hence why I'm ...
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It's annoying to click the top banner ad when I'm trying to click upvote

I don't know if my internet is slow, but it seems to be perfectly timed that right when I am about to click the upvote for a question, the top banner ad loads into view right where the upvote button ...
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reverseengineering.stackexchange.com is overflowing

reverseengineering.stackexchange.com is a bit, umm... long. The inter-site adverts can't sustain the sheer length of the name any longer! Graduated sites get to be advertised by their logos and ...
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Is there a formal process for submitting Community Ads?

I like community-ads. They have the word community in them, and I find it's a great way of making the "bigger brother" graduated sites give some visibility to beta sites. On graduated sites, ...
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"Meet our team" is a click bait

Please stop opening the jobs page of the company when I click on a username. E.g. when clicking this one, my obvious intention is to "meet your team" (check the profile pages) and not to earn you ...
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DBA.SE's hot question advertisement doesn't meet guidelines

(This is a SE design issue - not DBA.SE's community issue - they've got no control over this) One bit of the community advertisement guidelines reads: If the background of the image is white or ...
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Java File API ad on Gaming.SE?

This ad showed up on Arqade (Gaming). The ad itself is fine, it just seems really out of place. Is it really suppose to show up on a site for video games?
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Can I advertise Stack Exchange sites on my web site?

We have many cross-site advertisements on the Stack Exchange network, highlighting questions, an Area51 proposed sites, and of course the per-site community promition ads etc. An example: Is there ...
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The Activity Data section of the user settings page is misleading

The new advertising policy states: Retargeting pixels are allowed for a limited number of vetted and pre-approved Programmatic partners. On the settings page of my profile it states: Stack Overflow ...
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Clicking community promotion ad renders an instance of SO within the frame of that ad

Today I came across an ad on this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58299219/how-to-replicate-vlookup-in-vba (I don't expect it to stay very long). There was a community promotion ...
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Is Safe Frame added yet?

It looks like for a couple months, SO has been trying to add Safe-Frame. (And indeed implement Feature-Policy.) ...We are testing deployment of Safe Frame to all ads... We are trying to deploy the ...
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can I set my location for careers advert

The careers advert in the sidebar, you know the one - more jobs near (your location) I understand that it is detecting my location somehow, however it seems to think I'm based in London when I'm in ...
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Community Promotion Ads Mistake

All of the posts on SE sites that show for Community Promo ads have the same dialog for what to use for the post: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] [1]: http://image-url [2]: ...
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Don't show ad for Developer Survey if you've already taken it

I just noticed an advertisement for the Developer Survey 2020: I have already taken it two weeks ago, and the system knows about this since it awarded me a badge for it. In that case, it's better to ...
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Encoding problem on Careers ads

There's an encoding problem on the Careers ads. This should be 'George Patterson Y&R'. HTMLEncode() where it shouldn't be? Update #1 16th April 2012 - Still happening. Here's another ...
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Rotated adverts?

A few days ago I encountered this 90 degree rotated ad on Science Fiction & Fantasy. As before I'm using an iPhone and this was on Chrome on the full site with responsiveness disabled. That doesn'...
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Dealing with advertisement-esque but potentially useful posts by the creator of a library

Take a look at the gridgain tag (click image to enlarge): It appears that the creator of this library is posting tons of questions that look kind of like advertisements. For example, question (asked ...
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Change font in Stack Exchange question advertisements to support a wider range of Unicode characters

I recently came across this ad on Stack Overflow referencing a question on the Spanish Language and Usage site: Note that the text should have been rendered as (emphasis mine on the quotes): What'...
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How do I advertise an Area 51 proposal?

I'd like to advertise some of the Area 51 proposals. I've already told some of my friends with similar interests about the site. How should I proceed when 'recruiting' acquaintances? Are there any ...
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Make it clear that advertisements are "official" and not spam or part of the answer

Today I saw this, and on first glance it looked as if the advertisement was part of the answer: On first glance it's not trivial to spot it's not part of the answer, and the small Like/Dislike ...
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"Report Ad" with diagnostic information fails in Firefox

In Firefox, when I checked "Share diagnostic information" on the advertising report form and submitted it, an error occurred and I was unable to report it. This seems to be because navigator....
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Weird scrollbar on "Report this Ad" popup

The "Report Ad" popup has a weird and disabled scrollbar on the right side: Windows 10, Firefox 94.0.2 (64-bit)
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"For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames" when clicking on "Question advertisement" in sidebar

In the side bar on the right, I saw a cross-site "ad" for a Music question with an interesting title. I clicked the ad, then was met by a browser alert with the warning For security reasons, ...
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Adzerk ads loaded insecurely on some SE sites

While answering this question, I noticed that I get the following warnings about blocked insecure active content while viewing math.SE over HTTPS: The first warning, about MathJax, is a known ...
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What rules should I add to my AdBlock whitelist to allow Community Ads?

I use AdBlock, not because I hate ads, but because I hate bad ads. That's why I always allow it to display what are considered non-intrusive or 'acceptable' ads. Stack Exchange is great since it only ...
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How often are the proposal PNG files on Area 51 updated?

Area 51 proposals are automagically advertised on all sites. But some sites with Community Ads also choose to promote Area 51 proposals that are related to the topic of the site. (Still other people ...
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Open Source Communities should get "Sponsored" Tags

Currently "sponsored" tags are only available for tags in which a sponsor has ponied up cash for. Since most open source communities cannot afford or justify the expense of purchasing a "sponsored" ...
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Please add an "other" option to the down vote mechanism of adverts

Sometimes I feel the need to specify a different reason for downvoting an advert. Please add an "other" option with a text box to optionally enter a reason.
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No ads, even I still don't have 200 reputation

OK, I may regret this, but I noticed that I have no ads on Super User, but my reputation is 186 and never was above 200. In case it matters, I have 4 other accounts with 200+ reputation. Here is a ...
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How are community promotion ads counted?

I was checking the community promotion ad stats at Physics meta. I found that each click of mine counts in the Total clicks. I thought the total clicks is based on each IP address. But, it's not. I ...
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Very small vertical space between advertisement and question text

On sites where I see advertisements the vertical space between the ad and the start of the question is very small. Example from SFF: This is distracting to read, and it seems to be inconsistent with ...
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Update community ad requirements to allow retina goodness

Retina screens are becoming more and more of a thing. It's too late for this year's crop, but for next year, could the ad requirements be updated so that the required size is 440 x 500 pixels. Some ...
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Careers adverts: location not accurate

On the Careers front page, after the featured jobs ads, there is a section jobs near [your location], with a further link to More [your location] jobs. For me, the location it's using is waaaay off ...
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Page of StackExchange cross-site sidebar ads?

I find myself occasionally hanging out on the StackOverflow front page, seeing an interesting question advertised on another StackExchange site (like Gaming, SE, or English.SE), but then clicking into ...
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Choose to not show specific advertisements

I spend a fair amount of time at work on SO, whether it's trying to find questions I can answer, asking my own, or searching for other topics that can help me. I have a concern with the ...
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Using the interesting/ignored tags to filter job ads

On SO, the Job Listings are given pretty high prominence on the page, yet they are not targeted very well. If my "ignored tags" are osx, *iphone* and mac, you've got a pretty sure bet going that I'm ...
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Advertisements dark mode

The blocks with advertisements on the right side should have dark colors in dark mode, the advertisement is a spotlight with a white background.
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Reporting ads as off-topic / irrelevant based on the site scope

I usually do not pay attention to ads but lately I've noticed that most of the ads on Web Applications that are shown to me are related to developing web applications but that is off-topic on the site ...
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I can’t see ads on any SE sites I am active on. A bug?

I’m expecting to see some of the much Meta-discussed ads on all the sites where I am active, but nothing yet, at least nothing on my devices (I use mainly a tablet and a phone). Is it a question of ...
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Html tag containing a hash being placed randomly throughout the site

This question keeps showing a floating hash where an ad should be: And when I peek at the markup, there's a html tag in the middle of the page, containing the # (Yes, I know, pictures of code are ...
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Tailor SE question Ads to the site's category

SE has some automated ads which take a recent question from another SE network site and present that question's title, tags, and the site title. It's a neat little way of showing what else is out ...
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Community ads listed as low quality answers

Shouldn't community-ads answers be excluded from the review page, or at least calculated differently? The automatically generated quality indicter seems to be based on the contents and length of ...
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Company page is not German

This localized ad displays Company page anzeigen at the button. While anzeigen is German, Company page is not. It could be Stellenanzeige öffnen or Stellenbeschreibung anzeigen
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Stack Overflow doesn't render some pages in Chrome with my Google profile

I have a Stack Overflow account linked to my Google profile. I have had difficulty loading many pages over the last month or perhaps longer. For example, this SO page. Some pages render fine, but ...
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