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It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now!

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:

  • useful resources for both the GM and the player
  • utilities for running meets online
  • the site's twitter account
  • cool roleplaying 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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Mipui - a free collaborative map editor

  • \$\begingroup\$ a great tool by user @Oak, brought forward from last year \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Jan 30 '18 at 1:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ +1, but I thought to maybe update it to something new. What about imgur.com/FqbWT18? \$\endgroup\$ – Oak Jan 30 '18 at 4:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Oak seems to me like it's totally your call! Go ahead and edit to change the picture, as far as I'm concerned. \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Jan 30 '18 at 10:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ I tried, but got "Suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag-wiki posts on meta sites." \$\endgroup\$ – Oak Jan 30 '18 at 12:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Oak Just curious -- I've made it community wiki. Can you edit it that way? \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jan 30 '18 at 13:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener yes, that works \$\endgroup\$ – Oak Jan 30 '18 at 13:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Oak FYI -- "If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it." You'll need to add a 1px border. :) \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Jan 30 '18 at 13:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener whoops, missed that. Fixed. \$\endgroup\$ – Oak Jan 31 '18 at 1:33

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This is a demonstration post to indicate how this should look when an ad is posted. It also doubles as your twitter ad, but it's up to you if you wish to promote it by voting \$\endgroup\$ – Grace Note Jan 29 '18 at 4:18

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Brought forward from eons passed. \$\endgroup\$ – Tritium21 Feb 2 '18 at 11:34

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MapTool Virtual Tabletop

  • \$\begingroup\$ Brought forward from last year (and from years before that. As before, I’ve noticed comments with credits, which are appropriate. So, credit where credit is due: the elements of this ad are all by RPTools, the gear being the icon on their website for MapTool, and the compass, “MapTool”, and “By RPTools” logos are from the splash screen when starting up MapTool itself. I rearranged these to fit as an ad. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Jan 31 '18 at 2:17

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Ad designed by @BESW; brought forward from last year. \$\endgroup\$ – user58 Jan 30 '18 at 14:00

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