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Community Promotion Ads - 2013

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here?

TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will appear on the main site as community promotion ads.

But whyyyyyyy?

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:

  • cool site-related news
  • the site's twitter account
  • the site's blog
  • 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. And to click on it for great justice!

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. This question must always be tagged with the magic tag.

Image requirements

  • 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 animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

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.

  • Anybody want to put together an ad for The League of American Bicyclists? One for our blog? Other ideas?
    – freiheit
    Oct 26, 2011 at 21:53
  • I'm doing the blog one right now. Oct 27, 2011 at 17:55
  • Did the League one as well. Anyone want ads for anything else? I've got a template set up to do this now. How about Adventure Cycling or even non-bike stuff like Freecycle.org? And how about some more bike advocacy stuff? Oct 28, 2011 at 5:08
  • How about small businesses that are well-regarded by the community? (I'm thinking about The Touring Store and Peter White Cycles. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:14
  • Can we get this post featured to encourage users to add more community ads?
    – Ambo100
    Jan 19, 2012 at 22:18

4 Answers 4



  • pretty ad, but I can't get behind promoting that bot! Oct 28, 2011 at 15:56

Bicycles community blog

  • 2
    Can these be done so the text auto-generates? It'd be nice to have, say, the three most recent blog post titles. Oct 27, 2011 at 18:07
  • I updated the ad with recent post titles instead of general topic text. (It's the same ad otherwise.) Nov 15, 2011 at 4:04

The leading UK charity for transport

  • I know it's a bit bland/vague but it's a good site to visit for cyclists of the UK.
    – Ambo100
    Jan 17, 2012 at 11:54
  • This looks like a good cause. I'd upvote it if the ad made it clear it was about cycling/transportation advocacy in the UK.
    – freiheit
    Jan 17, 2012 at 17:40
  • @freiheit: I'm not quite sure what to say and where to put it
    – Ambo100
    Jan 17, 2012 at 17:41
  • @Ambo100 - How's this? I got the copy from their web site. Please revert my edit if this doesn't work for you. Jan 17, 2012 at 19:06
  • @NeilFein: No, It's just what I was looking for, thanks. I just need to realign those diagonal bars to match.
    – Ambo100
    Jan 17, 2012 at 19:08

The League of American Bicyclists


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