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 blogs
  • helpful resources on the subject matter
  • 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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Biblical Hermeneutics: a site for the theory and process of Biblical interpretation


For fun, casual, and sometimes deep conversations about Christianity

  • The purpose of this ad is to try to direct some people wanting to ask truth questions to the chat room instead. This is resurrected and combined version of our two old chat ads: 1 + 2 :)
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Feb 4, 2017 at 2:09
  • I just took a screen shot from the last page of the chat, so sorry for highlighting you @fredsbend and Lee. I'm very happy to change it to another screen shot if someone else can find one that's more diverse ;)
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Feb 4, 2017 at 2:15
  • 1
    I don't mind. .
    – user3961
    Commented Feb 4, 2017 at 11:17

Latin Language Stack Exchange

  • Most of the Church Fathers wrote in Greek
    – guest37
    Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 20:30
  • @guest37 Despite the name, Latin.SE recently started accepting questions about Greek up through about AD 500. (Questions about biblical texts should still be asked on BH.SE though) Commented Mar 31, 2017 at 20:36

Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Greek Language


Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Semitic Languages

  • The proposal is now closed, but perhaps you could change this to the Semitic Languages proposal which attempts to revive it with a broader scope.
    – user5729
    Commented Aug 15, 2017 at 16:39

Current Christianity Stack Exchange bounties

  • Is the image not displaying for other people? The server must be having trouble...
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 11:47
  • It was giving a bad image for a little bit, but it seems to be back now. Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 14:58
  • 1
    Seems to be broken again.
    – TRiG
    Commented Apr 19, 2017 at 19:44

Hinduism StackExchange


37th American Chesterton Society Conference - Test of the Imagination

  • The American Chesterton Society conference is open to everyone of all faiths and people from all over the world come to it (at least Brazil, England and Italy to name a few). "No Devil Worshipers, Please."
    – Peter Turner Mod
    Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 16:53

Help this community grow – follow us on twitter!

  • 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 StaffMod
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 13:59

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