The `community-ads` tag indicates a post used for submitting and voting on Community Promotion Ads, while the `advertising` tag is to be used for discussion on these ads and to handle “Crypto.SE self-promotion ads” – which are meant to promote our community at other SE sites.
Community Promotion Ads started as free advertising on Stack Overflow for open source projects in 2009. In 2011, the project was expanded to include free vote-based advertising for all Stack Exchange communities. Ads should be for projects, tools, conferences, etc. relevant to the site, such as:
- Highlighting and promoting activities in the per-site community blogs
- Cool applications or open-source projects related to the site
- The site’s Twitter feed
- Promoting relevant events or conferences the community should know about
- Anything else the community would genuinely be interested in
This tag should only be used on posts in which ads are submitted and voted upon, and can therefore only be applied by moderators. If you need to discuss community ads, please use the advertising tag.