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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:

  • open source wordpress plugins
  • the site's twitter account
  • scripts packs or power tools
  • 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. The 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.

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Attend a WordCamp near you!

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I guess you're not allowed to use the official wp logo.. –  kaiser Mar 22 '11 at 23:26
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What do you mean by that? The logo came from wordpress.org/about/logos which contains the statement When you need the official WordPress logo for a web site or publication, please use one of the following. These are the real deal. –  tnorthcutt Mar 23 '11 at 13:07
    
oh, ok. i heared something like that (and that's why i said i guess) –  kaiser Mar 23 '11 at 19:14
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Since this specific ad points to WordCamp site that is official resource which promotes WP I imagine usage of official logo is allowed and appropriate. See wordpressfoundation.org/trademark-policy –  Rarst Mar 24 '11 at 20:14
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Object relationship development proposal on WordPress Trac

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I am not so wild about this image. I think it would be clearer to show what it could look like in the UI. Maybe ask scribu if we can use a screenshot of his plugin, with an overlay text like "Help use create a standardized way to create links between posts, files, users, ..." –  Jan Fabry Jun 1 '11 at 9:50
    
@Jan Fabry feel free to create your own version :) there is no rule that some ad should be canonical and if it doesn't get enough votes it won't be displayed anyway –  Rarst Jun 1 '11 at 9:57
    
@Jan Fabry - The Object Relationships plugin is more about defining a defacto standard database schema and less about UI. –  MikeSchinkel Jun 1 '11 at 20:41
    
Thanks for this. Unfortunately calling it "post relationships" is confusing since it's for much more than posts. Also, since the discussion is happening in an forum that requires a (freely available) login it's probably best not to promote on WPSE, at least not until there's a way to promote it via a publicly visible site. –  MikeSchinkel Jun 1 '11 at 20:44
    
@MikeSchinkel I think of it as promoting idea and development, not end product. While I put the link to your specific comment as most recent development, the link in general is to trac ticket with considerable history. If there isn't enough interest at moment - there simply would be no votes for ad to reach showing threshold. –  Rarst Jun 1 '11 at 21:01
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