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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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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One boxing comments from advertised network questions doesn't work

So, say you've found a network advertised question: And you click it... And then you find a comment you like and want to paste that in to chat (one boxed): but when you do, it doesn't work. So you ...
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What sites have advertisements enabled?

Apparently Drupal.SE has ads: Which doesn't seems to be mentioned in the advertising program list. Are there sites that have ads enabled yet not documented (apart from the trilogy)? Other sites ...
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Should I report broken ads?

I just saw the following ad on StackOverflow: It looked interesting, so I clicked on it and got a 404: It looked like one of those "support-community-open-source-projects" ads, so I felt like I ...
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Is it appropriate to advertise for Area 51 in a username? [duplicate]

I know it's definitely not okay to try to place unsolicited advertisements for Area 51 proposals (or anything else for that matter) in questions, answers, and comments. But what about a username, say "...
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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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Something is not Right in Rightster [duplicate]

Earlier today I noticed this Careers ad: The squared circled "r" is utterly mispositioned. Quick digging into the HTML showed the background to be this, which is correct, but I could not find ...
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Confusing placement of popular network question above related questions in the sidebar

Recently at Crypto.SE image source To be sure the problem is clear: all the questions underneath the “Related” headline are crypto questions, related to the question I was viewing. They are not ...
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Is Adzerk safe / legitimate?

So I accidently clicked on an Adzerk link on Super User to be redirected to careers.stackoverflow.com, which is a Stack Exchange site. I'm just wondering, are these Adzerk links on the site safe to ...
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Can the allowed cities for the Careers ad be specified? [closed]

I see many Careers ads in Stack Overflow right sidebar. However, most of them are in a city that I would never move to (although it is relatively close to me). Is there any way to exclude job offers ...
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Community ads FAQ

Many sites have special threads for community ads. For example, on Travel, we have promoted the Expatriates proposal. However, on German Language for example, there's no such thread, but there is the ...
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No, I am not looking for a job (but thank you for asking!)

Currently, I am not looking for a job (nor will I be in the near future), but the job posting is the most prominent, boldly colored thing on the page. It is not generally desirable to have the most ...
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Why won't Stack Exchange show Google Adsense ads? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange network sites are extremely successful, and they have obviously a huge future. We all know the story of Google Adsense and how much frankly they pay publishers. Google Adsense shows ...
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Why are the "Trilogy" Stack Exchange sites the only ones that display ads? [duplicate]

I noticed that, as far as I can tell, the "Trilogy" Stack Exchange sites, Stack Overflow Server Fault Super User are the only ones that display non-Stack Exchange ads (i.e. ads for other ...
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Careers outdated job ads [closed]

Occasionally see ads with a closing date already passed. Just wondering is there a field holding job ad's valid-to date when employer submit a new job, so that outdated job can be filtered out?
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New Ad feature? Extremely annoying [closed]

Lately I have noticed a very annoying new feature on SO. I look for information, maybe find something, go someplace else and after a while the page redirects to a full screen advert for some online ...
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For the love of god, please just pick a color for the job postings and stick with it!

I don't know why, but the constant switching between orange and blue borders around your job postings is making me crazy. e.g.            &...
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Redirect from SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange.com to SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com [closed]

We are trying to advertise Software Recommendations in various venues. It is not easy to advertise SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com because Recs is not explicit. SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange....
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Can we, the user, have a little better control over how we see the sidebar ads?

I can't believe I'm actually posting this. You'll see why in a minute. I'm an aggressive ad ignorer. Have been my whole life. I've never used adblock because I don't like to see broken pages, ...
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I am getting ads for irrelevant jobs from careers 2.0 on right panel of Stack Overflow [closed]

I think Stack Exchange should recommend us jobs based on what we are asking and what we are answering, and reputations earned on those things. Stack Exchange has enough data to determine depth and ...
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Does rejecting ads work during read-only mode?

During the recent read-only mode, ads were shown to me, because I was no longer a high-rep user, but a random surfer from the internet. Does giving an ad a "Thumbs down", which gives a dialog box ...
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Is it appropriate to display religious content even on non-religious SE sites?

Why should I see this kind of text on Game Development? Does God continually (re)create the physical world? I don't care what people do on their own community. We all have freedom of religion. But ...
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Is careers advertisement block being a-b tested?

Usually, my side bar careers block is orange, but on some occurrence it's blue ! Is stack exchange proceeding to a-b testing to see which color is the best ? Is it random ? Is it based on some ...
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SE network ads broken on HTTPS

I happened to notice that, while browsing SE over HTTPS, a blank ad-shaped spot sometimes appeared in the sidebar. Looking more closely, I found the following piece of HTML in it: <script src="...
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How to offer personal open-source libraries?

I noticed that there are a bunch of questions asked on how to advertise or link to open-source contributions in the Meta section, but they all seemed to be geared towards actual advertising of open-...
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Is this user advertising his product acceptable?

I noticed quite a number of posts where someone would advertise an alternative serialization library, since I more or less follow the boost-serialization tag. Just now, I got another one: Packing ...
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Why no Community Promotion Ads for Stack Overflow?

I recently made a post on PPCG Meta about creating ads for our site. I was thinking that they could be posted on the community ads post on Stack Overflow. However, MSO has an "Open Source Advertising"...
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Open source advertising: can I advertise something that is not my project?

I noticed Open Source Advertising Sidebar long time ago, but only recently I started to look how can I get to advertise something. I read this post and based on requirements: It must be an ...
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Inconsistent careers ad behavior

When viewing question page as anonymous visitor or low rep user, we are presented with advertisements on top of the page. All is good. 90% of those ads belong to Careers, which is also good. 90% of ...
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Advertising Jobs on Stack Overflow Careers on my blog

I started reading some blogs by Joel and Jeff, and noticed that there are ads for Careers on SO. Is the little banner available for other users to use? Does it generate any referral fees for the ...
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Add solicitation into the spam flag

While looking at the flag review queue in the 10k tools I came across this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/22516102/1026459 Daniel. I would like to talk to you about the Betty Boop project. ...
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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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Who is David? And why is he using the Android Stack Exchange client?

I've actually heard this asked a few times on chat, and I'm downright curious - Who is this David, and why is his use of the SE Android app important?
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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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