In order to promote this site, I created a community promotion ad to be placed on related Stack Exchange sites:

English Language Learners Beta

In a comment on EL&U Meta, Hugo said:

It would be good to include some blurb to encourage English language learners to click and ask their (ELL-appropriate) question there. I don't know what, though.

Do people have other ideas for ads or ideas for the blurb that Hugo suggested? Post them here so people can vote on them. If you have multiple ideas, please post only one idea per answer.

Additionally, I should probably note that the ads must be exactly 220x250 pixels, .png or .gif, and cannot be animated.


3 Answers 3


Here's another ad design we could use:

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Incidentally, because these proposals are all part of an ad campaign, there's no reason we couldn't use more than one, I don't believe. In other words, I'm not competing against any of these other designs.


ctype.h, I like your design, but that graphic looks rather pixelated. I took the liberty of drafting up a similar image; I hope you don't mind:

enter image description here

  • I like the colour...people will notice it more. But can we also put some encouraging motto there? Like: Afraid to ask here? try ELL /or/ looking for something more basic? try ELL :D (I know by myself that I did not feel comfortable on ELU since the community there is quite sophisticated)
    – MasterPJ
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 9:30
  • @MasterPJ: Great idea; my main goal here was to maintain faithfulness to the original design, since I was using someone else's work.
    – J.R. Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 9:32
  • @J.R. Could you post these separately so people can vote for each ad individually? By the way, I don't care if you improve my original design; it was just an idea. I'm not completely happy with my original design, but I thought it was a good start.
    – ctype.h
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 15:26
  • @ctype.h: Good suggestion. Done.
    – J.R. Mod
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 15:45

This is the original beta ad that was posted on EL&U Meta. I am posting it here so people can vote on it, even though it is also in the question.

English Language Learners Beta


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