Graduated Stack Exchange sites display ads chosen by the community in the right-side bar. “Graduated” means sites that have been around for long enough to no longer be in beta, other than the original trilogy.

We could propose ads refering people to Computer Science SE. Programmers and Mathematics would be good places to advertise, as well as Theoretical Computer Science (but I guess we're well-known on TCS already), maybe others.

The constraints on these ads are:

  • The ad must be provided as an image with mouseover text, nothing more. It links to a URL of our choice (presumably https://cs.stackexchange.com/ for us).
  • The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

If we have a design, we can post it on the Community Promotion Ads threads (cstheory, math, programmers, …)

For example, these are ads for Academia and Crypto:

Academia                 Crypto

This is a call for design! Please propose images to advertise CS.SE.

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    $\begingroup$ fyi rs/I came up with a few ideas oct 11 chat & rs asked for your opinion on one $\endgroup$ – vzn Jan 3 '14 at 6:38

We threw some mock-ups through chat which may serve as starting point for discussion and/or inspiration. Be warned, lack of craftmanship ahead!

Any comments and/or proposals are welcome.

For programming sites

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For other sites

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    $\begingroup$ Where trees grow down? An average user would think it's Australia.SE. $\endgroup$ – Deer Hunter Dec 6 '14 at 10:48
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    $\begingroup$ @DeerHunter Those we don't want here. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Dec 6 '14 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ Ad upvoters: which ideas do you like and would want to see expanded upon? What ideas do you have? $\endgroup$ – Raphael Jan 2 '15 at 6:40

Operating Systems Principles on CS.SE

  • $\begingroup$ This one might be good on superuser.com and/or unix.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! It's almost the end of the year, but let's give it a go. I've linked it to operating-systems, I think it makes more sense. $\endgroup$ – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 3 '14 at 14:30
  • $\begingroup$ Can we visually indicate (in the background) that we deal with all the buddies at once? Also, my gut says that "Principles and Design of Operating Systems" would be preferable. Myself, I'd say "Principles and Theory" and avoid "Design" because I'm sure practitioners will understand it differently from us, but ymmv. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Dec 3 '14 at 14:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Gilles, wait, wait! The reason I brought this up now is that next year's Community Promotion Meta Posts will be made some time in the next couple of weeks. Putting it on this year's doesn't make sense. $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 15:03

Recursion jokes on CS.SE

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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure Computer Science will graduate well before French Language $\endgroup$ – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 3 '14 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ So the Matisse joke/reference just isn't working. $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 15:27
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    $\begingroup$ I know the reference but I don't think many people will recognize it, especially if they don't speak French. $\endgroup$ – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Dec 3 '14 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ agreed on the french thing, needs english, and a pipe? sherlock holmes? anyway +1 for the effort $\endgroup$ – vzn Dec 3 '14 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ So the Matisse reference really isn't working, @vzn. $\endgroup$ – TRiG Jan 29 '16 at 12:58
  • $\begingroup$ ??? matisse is a painter $\endgroup$ – vzn Jan 29 '16 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ Magritte. Mattise was a typo. Magritte is also a painter. He painted a picture of a pipe that says Ceci n'est pas une pipe, (in English: this is not a pipe). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treachery_of_Images It's a famous self-referential joke. Anyway: my attempt to turn it into a whimsical advertisement for cs.se just didn't work. Downvote away!!! $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Jan 29 '16 at 18:38

Programming Language Design and Implementation on CS.SE

  • $\begingroup$ This one might be good on programmers.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ Although I think only academics who've used the dragon book to teach a compilers course will get the dragon reference, so maybe it would only work on cstheory.se. $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ "Implementation" needs to go, and you need some "padding" along the border. $\endgroup$ – Raphael Dec 3 '14 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Raphael: Maybe "Principles of Programming Languages"? (That way it is still the name of a conference, and a more theoretical conference at that.) $\endgroup$ – Wandering Logic Dec 3 '14 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ Sounds good! (Also, POPL, tihihi...) $\endgroup$ – Raphael Dec 3 '14 at 15:21

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