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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:

  • the site's twitter account
  • interesting biology 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.

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Haikus are awesome/ Chemistry is more so/ Ask straight away!

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    $\begingroup$ With Chemistry SE now two years past graduation, I am wondering whether votes here might be more usefully applied to ads for SE sites that are still in beta like Genealogy & Family History SE. $\endgroup$ – PolyGeo Jun 9 '17 at 0:07
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bioRxiv

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Tagline to show on mouseover

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    $\begingroup$ Inspired by AMR's post. $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Feb 10 '17 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ Is it same as PubMed Central (PMC) repository? If not, then I would like to make a separate ad for it. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Feb 10 '17 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ @AlwaysConfused It is different, PMC is a database of abstracts and references of biomedical papers. While bookshelf is one for e-books only. $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Feb 10 '17 at 19:20
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BioNumbers

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    $\begingroup$ +1 really cool site! :). How do I not know about this?! $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 17 '17 at 16:47
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enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ I want to give it +10 votes. How can I do that :P :) ? $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Feb 9 '17 at 19:14
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    $\begingroup$ @AlwaysConfused You could create a community promotion ad that links to this answer and solicits votes for it ;) $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 10 '17 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ @BryanKrause mm... that would be duplicate answer on this same OP . Isn't? $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Feb 10 '17 at 18:46
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    $\begingroup$ I just meant it as a joke - to create a second ad to promote the post that proposes creating the original ad. An ad for an ad, if you will. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Feb 10 '17 at 19:02
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    $\begingroup$ @AlwaysConfused ditto - can't upvote this one enough! :) $\endgroup$ – arboviral Mar 15 '17 at 14:15
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Google Scholar

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Join Genealogy & Family History SE!

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Project Gutenberg: Free Library of Classic Books

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Follow us on Twitter!

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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 Feb 2 '17 at 14:07
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Tagline to show on mouseover

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Tagline to show on mouseover

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BigBrain

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  • $\begingroup$ Programs used to edit the photoes: 1. MS-paint, 2. MS-office picture manager. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Nov 30 '17 at 18:19
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March supporting government policy informed by science

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  • $\begingroup$ I hope this doesn't seem like an imposition, as i'm not otherwise a member of this site, but it was suggested that i put up this proposal on the core science site of stack exchange to see if the members wanted to promote the event. If there is a feeling it is political, i want to raise the point that science isn't supposed to be political, only about pursuit of the truth, so this doesn't qualify if you look at it that way. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 0:36
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    $\begingroup$ If you 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. $\endgroup$ – kim holder Feb 25 '17 at 1:18
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 Go Vote Now!

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    $\begingroup$ Did you draw that?! $\endgroup$ – canadianer Mar 27 '17 at 18:33
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    $\begingroup$ Draw? no. The figures I found online. Compile and format? yes :). $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Mar 27 '17 at 18:35
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    $\begingroup$ Are we all going to downvote this in a week? $\endgroup$ – canadianer Mar 27 '17 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ @canadianer yes. that or I'll just delete it I guess :p $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Mar 27 '17 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ @theforestecologist Just a reminder to delete! Though possibly you could repost here and ask not to be upvoted, such that someone could dig it up for a future election? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Apr 4 '17 at 23:47
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    $\begingroup$ Added a space to the [text] to enable down-voting. $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Apr 5 '17 at 12:10
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    $\begingroup$ I wouldn't delete it; a few downvotes will do. It's awesome and perhaps of use later :-) $\endgroup$ – AliceD Apr 5 '17 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry for downvoting but just to get it off the main site. $\endgroup$ – AliceD Apr 5 '17 at 22:34
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    $\begingroup$ First and only time I'll ever say it, but: Thanks all for downvoting ;) $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Apr 10 '17 at 13:00
  • $\begingroup$ It's 2019. I guess you could all un-downvote now ;p. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Feb 11 at 21:48
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Your Guide to Understanding Genetic conditions

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