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It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017!

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • the site's twitter account
  • useful tools or resources for physics research
  • interesting articles or findings for the curious
  • cool events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
    
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 
    

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click stats here.

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  • $\begingroup$ @peterh ?${}{}$ $\endgroup$ – AccidentalFourierTransform Feb 2 '18 at 0:55
  • $\begingroup$ @AccidentalFourierTransform Sorry something happened badly, I wanted to close as dupe of the 2018 community ads... $\endgroup$ – peterh Feb 2 '18 at 2:27
  • $\begingroup$ @peterh yeah, that's what it looked like :-P $\endgroup$ – AccidentalFourierTransform Feb 2 '18 at 2:38

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Detexify: automated LaTeX symbol recognition

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Physics Stack Exchange Review Queue

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  • $\begingroup$ From the 2016 Com. Promo. Ads $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Feb 2 '17 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ Only if I had time to make a spinoff of this for Stack Overflow whose review queues are constantly crushed under 3-digit backlogs... $\endgroup$ – dorukayhan Mar 11 '17 at 0:58
  • $\begingroup$ @dorukayhan our was straight forward enough to make: just save the image from the top bar & then add in some color and text. Definitely worth it, methinks. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Mar 11 '17 at 3:21
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arXiv.org: the leading open access eprint repository

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  • $\begingroup$ If folks want to shake up the tagline I'm happy to implement suggestions. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 3 '17 at 15:07
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Digital Open Access Identifier - a DOI resolver that prioritizes open access

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  • $\begingroup$ Soliciting comments: should this be changed to oaDOI? $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 12 '17 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ yes it should imho $\endgroup$ – skullpetrol Feb 12 '17 at 16:15
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Wayback Machine: experience the Web as it was

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Retraction Watch

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Community ads are run by the community. Come and vote!

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  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty Do you mind if I post a similar ad for chemistry SE(I will mention your name in comments)? $\endgroup$ – Pritt Balagopal Jun 9 '17 at 15:49
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    $\begingroup$ @PrittBalagopal Please go ahead - no need to attribute unless you use the graphic or a very close adaptation. As I mentioned in the original iteration, the idea is not mine but I can't place where I got it from. That said, if you want to attribute it, it's welcome. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Jun 9 '17 at 15:53
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chemistry.stackexchange.com

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History of Science and Mathematics at Stack Exchange

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The Cost of Knowledge - join the Elsevier boycott and take back our scientific publishing!

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Sage Mathematical Software Environment

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tex.stackexchange

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  • $\begingroup$ From 2016 Math.SE Community Promotion Ads. Made by Alenanno. $\endgroup$ – heather Feb 5 '17 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ According to ISO, the e, i, and π shall be upright and not italic. $\endgroup$ – Loong Feb 5 '17 at 21:04
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    $\begingroup$ @Loong ... and plenty of other style guides (including e.g. the Phys. Rev. guide) say that it should be italic. Put another way: this is a subjective issue and the current image is a valid viewpoint. Deal with it. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 6 '17 at 1:11
  • $\begingroup$ That said, the maths looks a bit blurry to me, and the whole ad could use a bit of sharpening up. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 6 '17 at 1:12
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty, really? the ad appears quite crisp to me. $\endgroup$ – heather Feb 6 '17 at 1:15
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Academia Stack Exchange

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Discover our universe

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The Physics Travel Guide

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  • $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty Thanks for the feedback! I've removed it and updated the image with a better description $\endgroup$ – Tim Nov 11 '17 at 9:42
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DLMF: an online encyclopaedia of special functions

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Computational Science at Stack Exchange

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Engineering Stack Exchange

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www.physicsoverflow.org

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    $\begingroup$ Due to prior experience, we're asking everyone to avoid discussion in the comment section here. Instead, use the related meta post and its chat room. $\endgroup$ – David Z Feb 4 '17 at 0:20
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archive.org - the public library of the internet

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Overleaf: Free online collaborative LaTeX editor with real-time PDF preview

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Are your papers available in an open access repository? Check with Dissemin

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cryptography.stackexchange.com

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You can also join us in the CS room, http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/59701/join-cs-educators

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Zotero reference manager: free and open source

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space.stackexchange.com

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks to Emilio Pisanty, ACuriousMind, obe, anonymous, John Rennie, Kyle Kanos, and others in the hbar for ideas and criticism. $\endgroup$ – heather Feb 5 '17 at 20:26
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    $\begingroup$ tagline text looks pretty blurry in this version for some reason. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 5 '17 at 20:36
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SciRate

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Physics Forums

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math.stackexchange.com

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks to anonymous for the tag line idea. $\endgroup$ – heather Feb 5 '17 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ MSE is plenty big already, and plenty well known. I don't really see the case for using our ad space to send them even more traffic. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 5 '17 at 20:36
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty, people here use math.se. I think it's worth an ad. $\endgroup$ – heather Feb 5 '17 at 20:52
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    $\begingroup$ People here also use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer, but that doesn't mean that we should use our ad space for that. This space is for things that are useful to the community but not well-known enough. MSE is the former but not the latter. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 5 '17 at 20:56
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March supporting government policy informed by science

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  • $\begingroup$ I know something almost the same has already been submitted, and downvoted, but i wondered if that maybe had to do with having added to the original format used by the campaign. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 0:13
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    $\begingroup$ If you see this as political (which i think is debatable), and don't think it belongs here, it has been proposed also for Academia.SE, where it falls within the site's mandate much more clearly. If you are a member there, that post is here. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 1:21
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think it's political nature is the issue I have with it, but the transient nature. It is going to come and pass, but this ad will still linger if it reached threshold (at this rate, it won't though). $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Feb 25 '17 at 16:32
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    $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos Ads remain connected to this Meta post, so they can be removed from rotation by deleting the answer, or if the vote count falls below 6. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 17:37
  • $\begingroup$ in principle, that is true. In practice, that's not always happened. I still feel that transient events can be acknowledged in other ways than an ad $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Feb 25 '17 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ @KyleKanos That feels like a red herring to me. The ad just gets deleted after the march and that's it. Set a reminder on your calendar to flag it for moderator deletion if it really bothers you. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Feb 26 '17 at 10:14

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