According to the community ads thread, ads will only be shown if they reach a score of positive 6. The ad from movies.stackexchange is at -3 (because it's an eyesore), but it just came up on the site for me (twice).

movies SE ad

No freehand circles required here, it stands out on its own.


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That's not the ad posted to our community promotion ads list. That's a hot network question ad. Everything is working here by design.

Once in a while, the site will pick a random hot network question and present it in the same slot as our Community Ads. Here that one is in the SE network hot questions list:

Why is penny less concerned about the 'check engine' light?

Apparently the Movies & TV ads are pretty glary though, so I've requested an improvement on Meta Stack Exchange.


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