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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here?

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:

  • cool Ubuntu applications
  • the site's Twitter account
  • Ubuntu scripts 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.

Display and Statistics

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click statistics here.

  • i was seeing these ads yesterday but these are not shown today.
    – Lincity
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 5:45
  • @Alaukik They are in rotation - there's a 50% chance they will be shown in rotation with other house ads.
    – anon
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 5:52
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    +1 - I've been waiting for this! Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 21:55
  • 12
    Can we please have a stats page to see CTR (click-through-rate) and stuff like that? Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 7:15
  • I'm going to draw!!! =D Glad! Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 3:18

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Everything Ubuntu. Daily.

  • 2
    I have found out many interessing things about ubuntu with this website.
    – Geelu
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 20:24

Unity : Hackers wanted!

  • Source files: unity-3.8.10_ad.zip (0.5 MB)
    – ændrük
    Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 13:29
  • 2
    This needs to be updated for new Unity look (dash icon)
    – Nemo
    Commented Oct 19, 2011 at 12:51

The GNU Image Manipulation Program


Learn how to write great applications for Ubuntu -- Quickly

  • 4
    Maybe this need to use Ubuntu Mono font as part of the background design?
    – fitojb
    Commented Jun 22, 2011 at 19:44

The lively podcast made by members of the Ubuntu UK LoCo includes debates, interesting points, news, competitions and much more

  • 10
    Class +1 no need for all that in your face orange, don't want people thinking were a mobile company ;)
    – Allan
    Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 20:47

WebUpd8 - Ubuntu / Linux news and app reviews

  • 12
    Good quality blog, plenty of Unicorns and not too many trolls
    – Allan
    Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 14:30
  • 11
    Very good site. The articles are clean and almost immaculate. The author also maintains more than a couple of PPAs and has recently introduced a 'mini-blog' to publish the changelogs for the packages in them. There's much more to it than what the banner is telling us.
    – Srinivas G
    Commented Mar 20, 2011 at 18:22
  • 2
    This blog is very objective and impartial. What I really love is that it is not a tabloid blog. Nice, Andrew. Commented Apr 23, 2011 at 19:53



StackApplet Screenshot

  • I don't get it this application future, it just showing only reputation. it will be nice showing the new post questions :)
    – Achu
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 12:08
  • 1
    @Achu: What are you asking? Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 20:11
  • It isn't clear from either the screenshot or the linked page exactly what this will do, besides showing reputation. Which sorts of "status" and information can it show? Will it show when comments are replied to, or I'm mentioned in chat, or answers to my questions? What about when interesting new questions on tags I care about come in? Update: Ahh - there is no "documentation" at the linked page, but there is a "home page" with more info. Perhaps better to link to the home page?
    – nealmcb
    Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 21:51
  • 1
    @neal: Ya... you're right. Commented Mar 15, 2011 at 23:13


  • 1
    I slightly sharpened the inner part of the red circle and have redone the lower part fonts.
    – htorque
    Commented Jun 26, 2011 at 18:20
  • 1
    do you like to read... do you like to have in your computer all this wonderful issues get this script .... [wget -c dl.fullcirclemagazine.org/issue{1..54}_en.pdf] happy reading...
    – hhlp
    Commented Oct 31, 2011 at 18:19

Zeitgeist Project: our motivation is to bring the element of human context awareness to computer systems, paving the way for more user friendly and easier to use software.

  • 2
    The writing on it is too cramped.
    – Oxwivi
    Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 11:13
  • I've padded this image so it's not squished; for now. This is the original. Commented Mar 10, 2011 at 16:57
  • 1
    Awesome to see such cool "advertisements" here
    – Ingo
    Commented Mar 17, 2011 at 16:46
  • 1
    Normally I'd agree with Oxwivi, but I found the logo so compelling that it induced me to read more, and I'm already a zeitgeist fan. However, ALL CAPS ARE REALLY teh SUXXORS anywhere. :p
    – msw
    Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 21:33
  • 1
    This seems adware.
    – Pedro Rolo
    Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 0:30
  • @pedrorolo Do you mean Zeitgeist? Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 3:35

Devops Distilled


Tagline to show on mouseover

  • Is it me or is the image slightly blurred?
    – Yi Jiang
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 3:07
  • 1
    @Yi, it's you. You possibly need glasses.
    – Oxwivi
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 10:31
  • 4
    @Oxwivi Well yes, Alaukik came in 5 hours ago and replaced the old blurred one with a sharp version ;)
    – Yi Jiang
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 10:41
  • 2
    @Yi, my bad, I didn't notice the timing of the last edit and your comment.
    – Oxwivi
    Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 11:25

Ubuntu App Developer Week


2-4 March 2012


Yet another ubuntu blog

  • I like it. unique and colorful, and clean...
    – TheXed
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 15:51
  • The "yet..." text is really small, and the serifs+aliasing makes it difficult to read.
    – idbrii
    Commented May 6, 2011 at 18:47
  • I see blurry text
    – Greg
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 15:21
  • @Greg: can you be a bit more descriptive/specific?
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 17:24

Come and follow our progress!


Tagline to show on mouseover

  • Any help redoing this one would be most appreciated! Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 15:31

SCALE 10x returns to the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel!


Ask Ubuntu on Google+


This Week In Linux - Linux News, Reviews, and Tutorials

  • 3
    I do not feel this is sufficiently ubuntu-specific to be included Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 7:41
  • 7
    The show does feature regular news and reviews of Ubuntu. Of course there's also news/reviews of other distros and related stuff, but it's something that I think would be of interest to many Ubuntu users.
    – popey
    Commented Mar 14, 2011 at 11:09
  • I am inclined to agree with @JeffAtwood on this one. This doesnt seem to be sufficiently ubuntu-specific to include.
    – Thomas Ward Mod
    Commented Jul 18, 2011 at 13:06
  • 1
    According to the rules in the "question" at the top, sites don't have to be Ubuntu-specific, they have to be of interest to Ubuntu users...?
    – JanC
    Commented Nov 5, 2011 at 21:26

Discover what's new in ubuntu

  • help us build our ubuntu community blog, you can also participate by sending your article or news here :) Commented Jun 13, 2011 at 10:34
  • I didn't know Ubuntu Buzz before, but it seems like a nice site with info about Ubuntu and applications that run on it.
    – JanC
    Commented Nov 5, 2011 at 21:24
  • 1
    Who are those people apart from generic-mixed-race-stock-photo-people?
    – Greg
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 15:20

Linux Outlaws - The hardest-hitting Linux podcast around.

  • 4
    Maybe I need glasses, but I can't read that without squinting and getting really close to the monitor
    – Greg
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 15:23

Come and chat!


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