Questions tagged [advertising]

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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Does anybody actually like the SE android app ad?

Does anybody actually like this add? If it had voting buttons (where have these gone to by the way?) I would have downvoted it, and I only very rarely downvote anything. I suppose the intention is to ...
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“There are currently 0 active bounties”

On the home page of Skeptics.SE, I just saw an ad saying There are currently 00 active bounties, worth + 0 While the statement is true, and has correct pluralization, it's kind of … useless. Can ...
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Careers company ad, logo obscuring banner

Well, I'm uncertain if this is truly a bug or not, or if its just Imgur who happened to 'mess up' here, but there appears to be a slight issue with SE's handling of career company logos, and their ...
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Are there any ads on the SE network? [duplicate]

OK, I hope this question is not that stupid, but this question has been haunting me for more than a short time. I did not see any ads on the Stack Exchange network, is it because I missed something or ...
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When does a new proposal/site get promoted? [duplicate]

From time to time we see sidebar advertisements promoting new Area51 proposals or new sites like On what criteria are those ads chosen? Are those hand-picked, is there an algorithm? Can I do ...
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Please support HTTPS by default [duplicate]

Please redirect to an HTTPS connection by default on stackoverflow.com To illustrate the problem, please see the screenshot below where a man-in-the-middle attack is being used to forge responses ...
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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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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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Can still see advertisements

My sincere apologies if this is not the right place to ask this question. My understanding regarding advertisements is Ads automatically reduce for a SO user when he or she reaches 200 reputation ...
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Advertize monetary payment for my SO question [duplicate]

So I asked Add browser action button in internet explorer BHO and I didn't get any answers yet. I was wondering if it's legitimate to offer a sum of money for answering it. I will offer a bounty ...
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Rackspace ad has broken link

The ad with image http://ds.serving-sys.com/BurstingRes///Site-16990/Type-0/305e03c3-56df-4f1d-8b26-9b5a16f45102.jpg is linking to http://engine.adzerk.net/r?e=...
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Please add multiple sorting criteria in the Community Promotion Ads statistics page

Community Promotion Ads are a nice way for a community to knit together some sort of shared infrastructure. One good tool for making sure these adverts is the statistics page (like, for example, the ...
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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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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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Please filter questions that are used for in-house advertising

A user on Academia recently noted an advertisment for this question: Rape for a girl and is looking to get married Let's leave aside the issue of a poorly worded title. The question is legitimate ...
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Advertisement error - HTML error visible to user [duplicate]

Sometimes I see this error on this site. width=0 height=0 style='position:absolute;left:0px;top:0px;'>
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Can I choose which ads will be displayed to me on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

The reason why is that I found SO Careers ads very distracting. Right now I'm not really looking for a job, but it's very difficult to ignore the good offers. I would like to see other kind of ads.
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Oy! Animated ads!

Stack Overflow delivered a little piece of coal to me, today (or I noticed it for the first time today). Animated GIFs as ads. Like, the old-school, flashy-flashy kind: Here are two deanimated frames:...
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HTML from advertisement not rendered correctly

I have many times found CSS written on my screen besides images from Stack OverFlow. It is associated with the advert from Rackspace Here is a screenshot:
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UI Bug in Banner Ad [duplicate]

I think there is a bug somewhere here, you can see HTML code that should not be there. Browser Safari, Version 7.0 (9537.71) OS: 10.9 Build 13A598 Extension: None (sadly).
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Don't show me the new “come review” ads after I've hit the daily limit

As I'm sure many of you know, SE recently introduced some ads to encourage users to pitch in on the 101k+ and growing close queue. Today I finally saw one of them. That's fine, I really haven't ...
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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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Browser console repeatedly prints “Error calling method on NPObject” on Stack Overflow

I was not signed into the site when I got this error. When I open any question on the Stack Overflow site, if I open the browser console, I keep getting an error message being continuously printed. ...
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Area51 proposals are being advertised now all over the network?

While happily browsing Super User I suddenly noticed this: Curious, I clicked and landed here. Appears to be ordinary Area51 proposal, one out of hundreds. Do all proposals get such ad at some ...
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Page includes script from unauthenticated sources

When i open the question Entity framework, discriminator column, but no inheritance chrome tells me that the page includes script from unauthenticated sources. The Console of the Developer Tools ...
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“Only secure content is displayed” appears on some pages in IE11

Sometimes when I navigate to a page in Stack Overflow, Internet Explorer will warn that "Only secure content is displayed." The only HTTPS requests logged in Developer Tools are to www.gravatar.com (...
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Does obscurity of a language/API indicate advertisement?

Does the obscurity of a language or system effect the legitimacy of a question about it, and if so, how much? Is there a threshold by which a question could be considered acceptable or spam based on ...
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Open-source ads: are they really displayed on Stackoverflow?

I may be wrong, but it looks to me that community-upvoted advertisements of open-source projects are never displayed on Stackoverflow site. At least, I don't remember seeing any of these ads on the ...
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Advertising downvote - still shown up

Allthough I have been downvoting GTA5 ads on stackoverflow several times I am still getting them repeatingly. I had a look at my cookie settings according to the question "How long does it take to ...
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Is providing links to redirecting advertising pages bad?

Is providing links to redirecting advertising pages like AdfLy bad ? Those sites pay for clicking the shared link, but are showing advertisements during that. For example that is shorten URL for ...
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Weird Work From Home advert [duplicate]

UPDATE: Apparently this ad is not new and its relative mertis have been discussed. But the official decision was, apparently, to remove the ad from Stack Exchange: We took the ad down. Thanks for ...
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Linking to a site that offers more learning on a language?

I answer quite a few questions in some demographics, and I currently run a screencasting site, which does topical Python screencasts weekly. Would it be out of line to share a link to those who are ...
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Malicious ads or just simple error messages?

I was looking at a WebSocket issue when I noticed these two error messages as I loaded Stack Overflow. I was using a Windows 7 machine running Google Chrome. Blocked a frame with origin "...
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Banner ads should not be shown on the right-hand ad slot

The banner ads are in the wrong format for the right-hand ad slot: These kinds of ads are not useful (because most of it is cropped) and should be excluded from being shown in that spot.
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Is StackOverflow using DoubleVerify / Evidon? [duplicate]

I noticed a suspicious ad every now and then in my SO sidebar (in the usual place): Is this by design, or do I have a rogue browser extension?
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Bug with ads on Stack Overflow

I noticed a bug/problem with a certain type of ad that appears on Stack Overflow. This occurs on Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer, but I am not sure of any others. Here are two different ...
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Leaderboard ads now appearing

I don't know if this is a bug or a revocation of a privilege or a new approach to advertising, but I am now seeing "leaderboard" ads on SO when previously I was not (I have sufficient reputation for ...
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SE is hijacking links? [duplicate]

Please keep in mind that the topic or quality of this post does not matter. If you think the answer is weak, that's fine, irrelevant, down vote it. What matters is the fact that a link that was ...
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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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Empty advert box showing above questions

When going to questions on SO there is a box above questions where it looks like there is meant to be an advert. There is still a like and dislike button to show that it was helpful but the box is ...
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Link direct to advertisement broken

I would like to receive some information about advertising on Stack Overflow--the link located at the bottom of the page is not currently working.
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Adfly while browsing Stack Overflow [closed]

In the last few days, I've noticed that Stack Overflow gets redirected via AdFly especially when I click on a user. Why is this being done these days? Or am I the only one facing this? EDIT: It ...
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Ad style sheet bleeding into main page

Exhibit A: Normally the “Add Comment” button is dark grey, not orange. The orange button only seems to appear with the particular advertisement next to it. Reloading the page with a different ...
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Random links placed in questions and answers

Is it normal that random links are being placed randomly throughout my questions and answers? Or is this just one of the advertising strategies used by Stack Overflow?
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Compression artifacts on SO advert [closed]

I saw the following in a question page on Stack Overflow: Which has compression artifact as seen when zooming: Could this be changed? It doesn't look too good.
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Hi-res pic found its way into Careers sidebar ad

I just noticed a sidebar advert in Careers loading super-slowly - suspect it is because it's a 3508 x 2480 px JPEG! Can a techie fix please? :-)
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How did Stack Exchange decide to show a banner ad for French Careers 2.0?

I received the banner ad for Careers 2.0 in French. What made it decide to do that? Was it because I asked Learning a bit of French with not much time on the French Language and Usage site? Was it ...
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Adzerk vote icons appearing on SO with no adverts present [duplicate]

It seems that adzerk voting icons are appearing on SO pages where no ads are present. In the following screenshot, I kept seeing them appear when my cursor passed over a small area above the careers ...
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Show Area51 ads in the sidebar

We have seen several different types of ads in the sidebar of the sites. We also have Area 51 ads: (source: stackexchange.com) These ads are not shown in the sidebars. What would you say of adding ...
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What do the dog & laptop mean in the Stack Overflow Careers advertisement? [closed]

I know it might look like trolling but... In the Careers ad below, you see a dog behind a laptop, and the ad says: "Work, From Home." Why does the Careers team choose such a picture? What is the ...

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