# Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

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:

• interesting chemistry research sites
• useful resources for practitioner and student alike
• 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.

## marked as duplicate by Martin - マーチン♦Jan 29 '18 at 6:36

• Straight-up repost from last year. Considering switching to an NMR for Jan's benefit. :-) Open to suggestions as to which chemical's spectrum to use. – hBy2Py Feb 2 '17 at 20:05
• A ¹H-NMR of the Buckminsterfullerene would be quite tidy :D – Martin - マーチン Feb 6 '17 at 6:57
• Replaced the naphthalene IR spectrum with the $^{13}\ce{C}$ NMR for orthocresol. – hBy2Py Feb 6 '17 at 15:37
• I can’t express my love in enough upvotes. Shame I can’t bounty on meta <3 – Jan Feb 6 '17 at 16:12

• Shamelessly stolen from last year – Jan Feb 2 '17 at 19:39
• I "borrowed" the high-resolution version from Math.SE – Geoff Hutchison Feb 10 '17 at 16:42

• Straight-up repost from last year. – hBy2Py Feb 2 '17 at 18:15
• Every since they redid their site I don't want to vote for it... – pentavalentcarbon Feb 5 '17 at 3:40
• @pentavalentcarbon ? What did they change? It – hBy2Py Feb 5 '17 at 3:57
• They didn't use to have those terrible JavaScript menus at the top, they were just static links. Been at least a year. – pentavalentcarbon Feb 5 '17 at 4:27
• @pentavalentcarbon Ahhh, I hadn't used it extensively enough to even notice. Yeah, those are kind of annoying. – hBy2Py Feb 5 '17 at 4:30

• Reposting from 2016 – Geoff Hutchison Feb 8 '17 at 14:43

• Reposting from 2016 – Geoff Hutchison Feb 8 '17 at 14:43
• not working anymore for all the sites – Ankit Sharma Apr 18 '17 at 13:22
• @AnkitSharma Switching from http to https appears to fix. – hBy2Py Jul 5 '17 at 13:20
• @hBy2Py it was fixed long long back movies.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2616/… – Ankit Sharma Jul 5 '17 at 13:31
• @AnkitSharma Ahh, well, this one was still broken until just now. :-) – hBy2Py Jul 5 '17 at 14:51

• 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 – Grace Note Feb 2 '17 at 14:08

• Reposting from 2016 – Geoff Hutchison Feb 8 '17 at 14:43

• Shamelessly stolen from physics.se, all credit goes to Emilio Pisanty. – Martin - マーチン Feb 10 '17 at 4:18
• The guy is a community ads machine. – hBy2Py Feb 10 '17 at 12:01
• @hBy2Py Thanks =D. – E.P. Feb 15 '17 at 14:54

• Without clicking on the link, I assume that CS means computer science, but it wasn't really obvious to me at first glance. Idk, maybe it's obvious enough to other people. – orthocresol Jun 18 '17 at 23:08
• @orthocresol Well, the background C++ codes can certainly make up for what the ad's about. – Pritt Balagopal Jun 20 '17 at 6:00
• Counter Strike and Creative Suite were my first associations. Maybe I'm not a chemist [enough]. – andselisk Sep 16 '17 at 13:38

• I designed this ad after seeing @EmilioPisanty's ad on physics meta. – Pritt Balagopal Jun 9 '17 at 16:49

• What is this?$%$ – Jan Sep 12 '17 at 8:09
• @Jan a super project! :-) Click to discover! – G M Sep 12 '17 at 8:29
• Downvoted for not willing to provide information. – Jan Sep 12 '17 at 8:31
• @Jan Harnessing the power of supercomputing and state of the art electronic structure methods, the Materials Project provides open web-based access to computed information on known and predicted materials as well as powerful analysis tools to inspire and design novel materials. – G M Sep 12 '17 at 8:35
• Hi @jan nobody writes anything about the project on this page, you just click on the tumbnail and see the description on the about page of the project. Who else can describe better the project? I don't see any link about the goodness of a project with the fact that I "don't want to provide information". I don't see the need of a further repetition of content. Please, read chemistry.stackexchange.com/help/why-vote to understand how to vote correctly. – G M Sep 12 '17 at 8:42
• LOL! Thanks for pointing me to the help centre, I wonder how I got my $\pu{36 krep}$ without it. No, in all seriousness: these are ads. If they appear on the site (i.e. pass the magical threshold of six votes) they should speak for themselves. Typically by explaining what’s going on or by having a descriptive title. If I can’t tell what your ad is about, I want to stop it from getting on the site. Most notably, the information should be before the first click. – Jan Sep 12 '17 at 9:13
• @GM Maybe you could move the entire stuff (diagram+heading+text) just a few pixels up so that the top and bottom paddings are equal? Nice addition though! – Gaurang Tandon May 18 '18 at 12:12

• 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. – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 1:20