It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year.

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:

  • 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. 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 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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    Where you have Tagline to show on mouseover, that is actually the Alt text. You need to place the mouseover text next to the link like [2]: http://clickthrough-url "tagline text". – kiri Feb 8 '14 at 22:32
  • Ooooh... Where can you get Ubuntu Power Tools? Didn't know that about the rollover text. – Wilf Feb 9 '14 at 12:25
  • @wilf I'm not sure you can just edit the question post, it's pretty magical (look down into the answer section). – kiri Feb 9 '14 at 20:59
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    Sorry, but I think my previous comment was wrong. Whilst in markdown, that is the alt text, in the actual ads, the alt text seems to be used for the rollover as well. Check it at meta.askubuntu.com/ads/display/7773. I was confused because the rollover didn't appear on this question ( @wilf ) – kiri Feb 10 '14 at 5:50
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    Is there any time limit as to when(and until when) images can be posted? – Registered User Mar 21 '14 at 4:25
  • @Aditya You can post these up until December, and they will stick around up until then. – Grace Note Mar 21 '14 at 11:08

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Ubuntu Touch

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    The icons on the left are a bit blurry. Is there any chance that can be fixed? – Nathan Osman Dec 6 '13 at 21:41
  • @NathanOsman You're not the first to notice that.. I think mateo was the one that came up with the graphic.. – Seth Dec 7 '13 at 4:39
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    That should be better ;) – Mateo Dec 7 '13 at 18:22
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    Thank you @NathanOsman for the new screens :) – Mateo Jun 28 '14 at 22:23
  • Thanks for including the 2buntu app icon in the launcher :) – Nathan Osman Jun 29 '14 at 0:50
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    The new phone image was generated with Device Art Generator a tool from @NathanOsman : 2buntu.com/touch/device-art-generator – Mateo Sep 28 '14 at 21:42

Everything Ubuntu. Daily.

  • Is it just me or does this 'Daily' in the OMG Ubuntu slogan remind you of the 'Daily' from the movie 300? Fresh oracle will be delivered to you **Daily**. From all corners of the empire. – Parto Mar 4 '14 at 6:25

GNU nano the Text Editor

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    Is the ASCII art supposed to look like an eta (η) rather than a lower-case "n", the SI prefix for nano? – Nick T Jan 30 '14 at 21:53
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    @NickT ask the nano people, this is their logo – Mateo Jan 30 '14 at 22:41

Mozilla Firefox — Free Web Browser

  • @minerz029 I edited it – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 10:47
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    @minerz029 And I accidentally made an improved version: http://i.stack.imgur.com/v11B8.jpg - just copy the text, and replace http://i.stack.imgur.com/PYZwp.png with http://i.stack.imgur.com/v11B8.jpg :) – Wilf Feb 8 '14 at 13:50
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    @wilf done, you're version is so much better :) – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 14:26
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    I think that whilst this image may be a good wallpaper, it isn't truly representative of 'Firefox' per se. An image using the original logo may be better. Here's a proof of concept I just made: i.stack.imgur.com/JX6jk.png – kiri Feb 8 '14 at 22:12
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    @minerz029 I added it, clean, good looking, let the community decide which one to pick – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 22:24
  • @minerz029 fine, I removed the original – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 22:27
  • @minerz029 I know, it just seemed cleaner, besides anyone reading this post can still see the other version in the comments, so if firefox gets picked, they get to choose whatever they like – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 22:38
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    @minerz029 btw can i add more ads? i'd like to create ads for linux foundation, maintainer of the kernel kernel.org and linux.com, they are doing a wonderful job – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 22:40
  • @Fischer: You can go ahead and try, but be aware that these ads are for: "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" – kiri Feb 8 '14 at 22:42
  • @minerz029 I see your point – Lynob Feb 8 '14 at 22:48
  • @minerz029 good point, I edited the post – Lynob Feb 10 '14 at 9:18
  • I want to redesign this so it looks like an icon from the Unity launcher, with appropriate colours and border. Maybe later tomorrow. – kiri Feb 14 '14 at 9:59
  • @minerz029 ok why not, I suck at designing stuff :) so if you design it, I'll update the post :) – Lynob Feb 14 '14 at 10:27
  • @Fischer those would be awesome, those would probably fit in things "community would genuinely be interested in". – Mateo May 14 '14 at 18:11
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    @Wilf brilliant spin-off wished i used that one – Lynob Jul 21 '14 at 19:06

GNU Image Manipulation Program


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. The image is courtesy efthialex, who provided this during our previous cycle. – Grace Note Dec 6 '13 at 10:09

enter image description here

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    This isn't 220x250 in size is it... – Wilf Jan 13 '14 at 20:11
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    The image is now of the correct size and file format, I believe. – Drew Noakes Jan 26 '14 at 10:44
  • There was a cleaner (IMO, better) version posted last year. You may want to re-post (with attribution) or adapt the image found here. – kiri Feb 10 '14 at 6:08
  • Its the same thing... thanks :) – GeoMint Feb 10 '14 at 13:45

A free, open-source game of ancient warfare

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    what is the purpose of this? – Mina Michael Feb 13 '14 at 23:18
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    @MinaMichael, this is a free and open-source software, and whe have on AU organized, some 0.A.D. gaming events. – blade19899 Feb 14 '14 at 8:38

Unity: Join the revolution.

  • The icons on the left are a bit less than square (slightly squashed). I'll probably try to fix it if I have the time. – kiri Dec 29 '13 at 9:03
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    Thank you ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ – Mateo Dec 29 '13 at 11:52

Tagline to show on mouseover http://stack-exchange-dynamic-ads.herokuapp.com/askubuntu.com/bounty.png

  • and Yes this will work - Ask Different has been using the same for ages see - meta.apple.stackexchange.com/questions/1882/… – Mateo Feb 28 '14 at 14:32
  • Weird, I haven't seen it... – Braiam Mar 9 '14 at 0:58
  • @Braiam on ask diffrent i.stack.imgur.com/dKAN0.png ? or here, (it isn't at 6 votes yet) – Mateo Mar 9 '14 at 1:46
  • There are currently 18 bounties, and I just noticed it saying there are 17... oh well – Wilf Jun 28 '14 at 19:57
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    @Wilf strange, I bet it counts only the active ones on the page, as you need to click "see all" to get the last one... – Mateo Jun 28 '14 at 21:21
  • or they just haven't had that many bounties on Ask Different and is a bug.. – Mateo Jun 28 '14 at 21:23
  • @Mateo - I thought of whether it was checking the ones on AskDifferent, but there's shows 5, which is right for their site – Wilf Jun 28 '14 at 22:27
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    @Mateo It's probably just a caching issue – Kyle Cronin Jul 1 '14 at 3:07

A network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping.


darktable | the photo workflow software


Find your Local Community.

  • I will ask if this could be modified to use some of the LoCo Council's artwork perhaps that was recently adopted? There are SVG pieces that can be incorporated and the licensing means that my fellow councilors and I do not need to take further action to approve usage. – Stephen Michael Kellat Feb 10 '14 at 2:38
  • @StephenMichaelKellat i.stack.imgur.com/AlhE3.png put together from your sources – Mateo Feb 28 '14 at 15:13
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    I'm fine with replacing this. Is that the right thing to do with regard to peoples' votes? Or should the new image be its own submission so it has its own voting history? – ændrük Mar 3 '14 at 21:31
  • cool, added meta.askubuntu.com/a/9086/47291 but pointed it to the LoCo Council page – Mateo May 13 '14 at 2:23
  • Can we rotate the something so we can see the logo in the coffee a bit more? – Kaz Wolfe Sep 30 '14 at 6:45

Please help this site by reviewing!

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    That's a.. odd photo. I personally think sabdfl has nothing to do with review. – Seth Mar 2 '14 at 20:55

GNU Emacs - The One True Editor


Ubuntu For End Users


Ask Ubuntu Meta - Customize Ask Ubuntu


Pipelight allows you to use Windows only plugins in Linux browsers. It supports Silverlight, Unity Webplayer, Shockwave, Flash and more.


The independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community

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    why down voting? lets help this magazine (though i have never really read it) just saw it today and I thought, well they are doing what they're doing for ubuntu, and it seems free, good cause – Lynob Feb 13 '14 at 22:21

Teckids e.V. – Erkunden, Entdecken, Erfinden – Discover, Explore, Forge


Inksacpe - Draw Freely


Pidgin, opensource chat client

  • For an ad, you might want http://pidgin.im/about/ as a link, as it has an explanation of what it is. – Wilf Mar 2 '14 at 17:07
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    Theres a good short description on the main page, I think that's enough. It also features a nice list of supported protocols and a prominent download button. And it's to consider that the home page is the intended landing page, it is what new users are supposed to see on their first visit, as decided by the owner of the page. – Donarsson Mar 5 '14 at 2:43

An open-source editor for experienced web designers and programmers, supporting many programming and markup languages, but focusing on creating dynamic and interactive websites.

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    Why the downvote? The GIMP one was mostly copied, but I had to redesign this.... – Wilf Jan 16 '14 at 20:00

friendly interactive shell


Local Communities ROCK!


Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.

  • Vote as you like - I thought I would see what the opinion on this would be. – Wilf Jun 27 '14 at 15:19

WebUpd8 is an Ubuntu / Linux blog which delivers daily news, tips and application reviews.

  • After having found another great article from this site, I thought it would be time to make an community ad for it – Wilf Jul 24 '14 at 11:20

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