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Questions tagged [site-promotion]

When you wish to promote the main Ask Different site, this is a good place to discuss your ideas and experiences with how we can better spread the word.

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Proposal to change the 'Ask Different' site description on the Stack Exchange list of sites

Users who have joined Ask Different will see the Answers for your Apple questions description at top left of all Ask Different pages (see below): However, new users looking through the list of all ...
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Does anyone want to take over or suggest a fix to the bounty counting ad?

The app to count bounties might need to be resized to fit the new boundaries. Since the answer was deleted by staff - I wanted to put it here in case someone wants to step forward or re-implement this ...
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2015 northern hemisphere “winter bash”

The Stack Overflow developers have been working on a winter (for the northern hemisphere) bash that probably will include hats overlays for avatars and some non-competition for fake internet points ...
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Mountain Lion Challenge - ask, answer, blog and win Apple products! [closed]

Congratulations to our winners! For asking a Nice Question: Felix Nathan Greenstein Viktor For asking a Popular Question: Vivart KMC Dennis Madsen For giving a Nice Answer: Scot meeee XAleXOwnZX ...
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Why is this site called “ask different”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ask Different, really? Surely Ask Apple I'm using a Mac right now to post this. And I'm not "different". So why is this site called "Ask Different"? In my opinion, it kind ...
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WWDC - Sponsorship Proposal

Context: This post follows the guidelines placed here (link) for StackExchange conference attendance sponsorship. I got an email on friday from Apple that I've been awarded an Apple WWDC Student ...
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What/Where is the hall of Ask Different inquisitors page?

On the recent site-promotion page was the following nugget: everyone who completes Level 1: Use Different and beyond will have their gravatars honored in the hall of Ask Different inquisitors ...
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Reflection on the recent Site-Promotion

I think, now that the dust has settled and the winners notified from the recent site-promotion campaign, it would be very useful for the organisers to see our thoughts on it all (and indeed have their ...
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Why haven't some of my shares been recorded?

I had everything I needed to qualify for Level 2 in the contest - the 20 required questions with 2 upvotes each, the votes, and even the sharing. I posted a picture on my website with the text "Ask ...
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Does the current competition bring out the worst in users?

Firstly, I do think the current competition is brilliant, and actively wanted to participate, however I stopped for 2 specific reasons. Since the start of the competition, an incredible amount of low ...
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Possible bug in the contest share count [closed]

Here’s a screenshot from Adam Eberbach’s profile (not that it matters who it’s from — this is just so you can reproduce the issue): Note that it says “19/20 shares”, even though level 3 is 100% ...
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Sharing links, question about which syntax is valid

A link that I share by copying the URL from the link button looks like http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/45919/3117 but a link I share by clicking the banner-like share to Facebook, twitter etc. ...
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How, exactly, would winners be determined if more than five users complete Level 3? [closed]

In the New iPad Contest, the rules state: We can give away a maximum of 25 iPod touch devices and a maximum of 6 new iPads (5 for Level 3, and 1 for the raffle). In the event that more than the ...
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Strange layout on the main page with the iPad competition (I think)

On the main page there appears to be some "additional content" and it looks as though it is related to an iPad. However, I can't tell for sure because it looks like this: At first, I put it down to ...
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If there are 6 winners in Level 3, will the one ranked 6 win an iPod? [closed]

It's not so clear from the contest rules: We can give away a maximum of 25 iPod touch devices and a maximum of 6 new iPads (5 for Level 3, and 1 for the raffle). In the event that more than the ...
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Is there a way to track share stats?

Sharing 10 links is quite a challenge. I don't want to just spam 10 links to all my networks and hope they click all of them, so I'm trying hard to target just those links that would be very ...
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Am I at Level 2 or not? [closed]

My progress bar shows that I've hit level 2. I've received a notice on the site. However, the number of shares and questions/answers with 2 up votes has gone down. I can understand the Q&A getting ...
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How do we keep the exciting promotion from reducing the quality of the site?

So the big promotion is getting far more participation than I ever expected was possible. This is a big win, and CHAOS pulled off an amazing thing here. Kudos for all your planning work! Less than a ...
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The new iPad is here - ask different and win one! [closed]

Edit: The contest has now officially ended. Congrats to everyone who completed the Levels! Since we had 10 people complete Level 3 (WOW! You guys are awesome), we have to implement the tie breaker. ...
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Share your posts and spread community knowledge. We'll spread gifts!

This week the Apple universe is filled with hints about an impending iPad 3 announcement, speculation around what incredible product developments are next, and serene celebrations of Steve Jobs’ ...
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The iOS Challenge- Winners! [closed]

Update: Congratulations to the following people for winning the iOS Challenge! The prize for the most viewed question goes to jjeaton. The prize for the highest scored question goes to Michiel. The ...
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Planning the Ask Different Anniversary Extravaganza

January 28th, 2012 will mark Ask Different's 1-year anniversary of graduation! Stack Exchange has offered to support a special Ask Different event in honor of that anniversary. I've added an answer ...
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Update: It's iPhone 4S week!

This week, we’re kicking off a “Hot Topic of the Week” series. How it works: One topic is designated each week, and each person who asks a question relating to that topic will be eligible to win a ...
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What should we do with MacTech? [closed]

MacTech runs a conference next month, and we have been invited to potentially participate. Basically, we want to put together some kind of small event that will let the people at the conference spend ...
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Help me come up with an ad to run on OS X/iOS tags on Stack Overflow for beta testing program

We've gotten some enthusiastic responses about the idea of a developer/beta tester matchup program between Ask Different and Stack Overflow. My thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far. The ...
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Who owns @askdifferent on twitter?

There is a twitter account with our name that has no tweets or followers and isn't following anyone. My fervent hope is that someone in the Ask Different community is squatting on it in case a use for ...
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What should the Ask Different ads look like?

[I heard you guys all saying, "gee, I wish there were more meta posts from CHAOS for me to weigh in on," so I thought I'd oblige!] We are toying with the idea of putting ads for Ask Different on ...
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(Deadline Extended!) Do you have >1k rep on Ask Different? Do you still need a copy of Lion? [closed]

Stack Exchange wants to pay for Lion upgrades for Ask Different's top users. If you've got more than 1000 reputation on Ask Different and you still need to upgrade to Lion, send me an email! You've ...
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What sort of promotions and/or sponsorships and/or other stuff would you guys like to see?

This week, Ask Different is sponsoring the Daring Fireball RSS feed. This means Gruber will run a little ad for Ask Different in the RSS feed. I believe there will also be a plug live on the Daring ...
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Is it OSX or OS X?

Or does it even matter? As I mentioned yesterday, I'm editing a ton of question titles. I tend to change OSX to OS X just out of personal preference, but I wonder if that will annoy anyone?
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Who is this character with the Ψ and the ♦, running around editing all these posts? (An introduction.)

I'm just dropping in to introduce myself. My name's Abby (you may have gathered this already), and I work for Stack Exchange as a member of their brand new CHAOS team. I've been given temporary ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Promoting Apple.SE

Apple.SE needs promotion to increase both the amount of users and questions on Apple.SE. (Mind you we still have 68 days to prove our worth) I'm noticing the following things really need help: ...