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Questions tagged [open-source-advertising]

Questions relating to the free, open source advertising program driven by community voting on ads on meta.

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is it ok to (ab)use one of the stackexchange sites to create google playstore independent android app rating? [duplicate]

I am looking for a place where ratings of android apps of the fdroid-app-store can take place. For Android-apps currently there is only the "google playstore rating". This rating works fine but is ...
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What are the requirements for the larger images for community ads?

On the meta posts that collect community ads (example), I see ads in two sizes, 300x250px and 600x500px. (Everything renders the same when ads are actually used on the sites, as you would expect.) ...
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Are community/open-source ads showing up anywhere?

Since the beginning of the year I have not once seen a community-ads ad displayed on any SE site, including SO (yes I'm aware goofs happened). I know the ads are served somewhat randomly (looks random ...
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Allow down-sizing of double-resolution community ads

The Community Ads for 2016 have the nice feature that you can use an image that's double the size (i.e. 600×500px, instead of the standard 300×250px) and this will produce a better display in retina-...
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What size should community ads actually be?

The guidelines in the automated posts say "...must be 220 x 250 pixels", with a maximum file size of 150kB. But apparently enterprising folks have discovered that 440x500 works, for example, this ad ...
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High res community advert

The current requirements for the community adverts are: The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur) Must be GIF or PNG No ...
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Open-source ads stats display Clicks per day below 6 votes

Now, I realise that the open-source community ads is a free service, and thank you for that, but it'd be nice if the "Clicks per day" stat was more useful in judging the effectiveness of the ...
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Why was my open-source ad deleted?

I'm a FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/DragonFly developer, and I run an OpenGrok service for the use and cross reference of other UNIX developers and users; today is it's 1-year anniversary, only for me to ...
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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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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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How does an open source project get advertised with Open Source Advertising from Stackexchange? [duplicate]

How does an open source project get advertised with Open Source Advertising from Stackexchange? Here you can add an answer as an advertisement and then it needs to get (n) votes to get advertised. ...
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Don't autoflag answers on [community-ads] questions

This answer just showed up in the 10k queue with an automatic quality score flag. Of course it has a low quality score - the rules pretty much say that they have to be low quality. Can we at ...
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Open-source advertising: resubmitting a project

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 ...
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Empty title on Community Promotion Ads statistic page

The title on the stats page for Community Promotion Ads is empty: <title></title> Examples: WordPress Development and Web Applications.
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A question about the “open source advertising” on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

As I can see in Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2013, the program is still active. But according to the Stack Exchange blog post Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects, the voted ...
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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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Can I submit several entries for the open source advertising program?

I've just submitted an ad for the latest round of the open-source advertising program. I don't see any rules restricting the number of submissions per user. Is it safe to assume that I can post a few ...
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2013 [duplicate]

It's yet again time once again to again yet support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leaderboards to start the ...
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Is free open-source advertising dead?

The last "Open Source Advertising - Sidebar" I see, Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2013 is for the first half of 2013, which has been over for about 2 months. Is there another place to ...
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Is is OK to resubmit open-source project ad that didn't pass the threshold?

Looks like my project Zyan Communication Framework won't pass the required threshold of six upvotes in this thread: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/178102/219089 So I guess my ad won't appear on ...
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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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How is the clicks/day for community ads calculated?

To me, it looks like the clicks/day on a stats page like this is calculated as the clicks, divided by the days from the "Created" timestamp. However, is that correct? "Created" refers to the date the ...
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Drive-by downvoting on open source ads (1h 2013)

Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2013 Every ad except this one was suddenly downvoted, taking many ads out of rotation. Does this constitute vote fraud? Edit - As suggested, I've downvoted the ...
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2013 [duplicate]

It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leaderboards to start the first half of 2013. ...
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Would relevant charity adverts in open source rotating ad be appropriate?

Based on Disaster relief donations as a rotating ad?, would the submission of an ad in the Open Source ad rotation promoting men's health charity Movember be appropriate?
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2013 It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. ...
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Community ads can no longer be posted because of minimum body character count

Since post character length excludes link's alt text, community ads are now counted as having 0 characters in the body. There may need to be an exception in place for questions tagged with community-...
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Advertising Open Source Project

I would like to advertise my open source project on StackExchange. After spending 10 minutes creating a 220x250 image, I was told that new users can't link images. I have been around a while on SO, so ...
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Love your free online advertising program for open-source projects, but [closed]

I'd sure like to submit an ad to the free open source advertising program, but I am new to Stack Overflow, and I can't upload my image without first having a reputation of 10+. I work for the GNOME ...
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sidebar advert with incorrect link

The advert in the screenshot below appeared on superuser.com but the link does not match the text of the advert: The text of the advert is "Question of the Week: What causes a computer to overheat? -...
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2012 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2012 It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. ...
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Open Source ads need a more specific focus

SO's Open Source advertisement initiative is great, but I've been thinking the ads featured should be more concrete in terms of what kind of contributors they are looking for. Usually, they ...
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Glitch with image uploading on Open Source Ads page

I created an ad for the Open Source Advertisement question and clicked submit only to see: That's funny... I used the image upload button on the toolbar. Here is a verbatim copy of my post: [![An ...
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2012 It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. ...
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What about Tag images for OpenSource projects?

I know that the ability to put an image on a tag is one way that SO does advertising, but what about open source projects that don't have a commercial sponsor? Would it be possible to allow images to ...
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Open source ad stats not updating

The ads stat page doesn't seem to be updated. Only a couple of ads have stats ( active for, impressions etc ) , but those have been at the '4 days' level for at least 3 days. Most ads haven't ...
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Adding tags to open-source ads

The open-source ads are a wonderful idea and I want to thank you for that great possibility! Nontheless, I suggest an optimization: Couldn't we add preferred tags to these ads (e.g. python, php etc.) ...
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2011 It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. ...
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Make Open Source Advertising statistics available even after the ads stop running

I'm building a advertisement for the next round of Open Source Advertising that will (presumably) start soon. You can see the stats for the current round of ads here, and that is helpful for me in ...
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Open Source Ad Image is Broken

The Teleric Bookvar ad image is broken on Stack Overflow. http://rads.stackoverflow.com/ossads/all Scroll all of the way to the bottom to see the broken one. It's not broken in the answer.
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 2H 2010 [duplicate]

It's time once again to support your favorite open source project through our Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects. We are clearing the leader boards to start the second half of 2010 ...
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Can/should I use OSS ads on my own blog/site?

I really like the StackOverflow OSS ads, and I'd like to support the projects that managed to earn a slot. Can I put the ads on my own site or blog? I'd imagine simply putting http://rads....
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Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2010 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2011 Here is your chance to create a Free Vote-Based Advertisement for an Open Source Project. Create a graphical ad for an open source ...
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Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open Source Projects

As Stack Overflow has grown, it has become increasingly clear that we're going to have a significant amount of unsold ad inventory for the forseeable future. Thus, we'd like to put that space to good ...