Since the previous round's ads are allowed, I'll post my personal favorite. Incidentally, it was the least upvoted one of the 4 ads I made back then.
Here's the original description:
I was originally thinking of using "refactor, rethink, redesign" and other "re-" words with "review" and "refine" being the key ones. But "Review → Refine" is really the ...
I think it's a brilliant idea! Done right, it can very well:
Increase CR visibility
Increase CR voting
Increase CR activity as a whole
Start with an introductory video that presents Code Review to your viewers; then you can start each actual review video with something like "If you don't know what CR is, check out [this quick ...
A random idea:
Just a quick and dirty sketch; the composition isn't very good at all.
But there's a "My code has no nose. / Then how does it smell? / Awful."-joke in there somewhere :P
Anyway, it'd could be fun to do something with the concept of "code smell" - the picture above unfortunately looks like an ad for a nasal decongestant :/
For some reason I'...
I liked the old one that had some code in it, but it was basically demonstrating the process rather than showing some code and potential feedback on it. This might show a bit more about what you might get if you asked for a code review:
The font size is a little small, but I’d have to remove something if I wanted to make it bigger. I’m no designer, so ...
Big tip o' the hat to ChrisW who suggested something like this in a comment on another ad
Get it? "Exceptional", right? Eh? Eh? Nudge nudge Get it?
I personally don't like the brace-on-new-line style, but 220px isn't a lot of space! :P
(edit 1: change from "good code" to "your code")
(edit 2: skipped the asterisk - see comments)
One of the best ways for a website to bump up in the search results is to have other websites link to it. So, I feel that one of the easiest things for us to do spread links back to Code Review.
The "share" button at the bottom left hand corner of each question and answer doesn't just provide a URL for referencing internally. It also provides social media ...
I could personally try and create more content in a Q&A format but CodeReview.SE does not seem like a site that lends well to people answering their own questions?
Funny you mention create more content - that was exactly my CommunityBuilding.SE answer to How do I start an active userbase for a tag in on a question and answer site (like Stack Exchange)?
Treat Code Review users the same way you would treat any other contributor to your open-source project. For me, I would expect a mention in the checkin comment (you use version control, right?). If you have a bug database or a detailed changelog file, a mention there might also be appropriate. Attribution might look like:
Fixed buggy frobnicate() ...
I was originally thinking of using "refactor, rethink, redesign" and other "re-" words with "review" and "refine" being the key ones. But "Review → Refine" is really the core, and this also better alludes to what's on-topic on CR (assuming "Run" actually works).
I actually deleted this one, but it seems others have undeleted it without my knowledge.
Personally, I just changed my mind about it. It seemed funny at first, but, if anything, it's a better joke than it is a good ad; it's crass and graphically speaking it's just not great. Hence why I deleted it to take it out of the running. But apparently I got ...
I'd like to make it a goal to have Code Review land within the first three pages of Google results for sql injection. We already get plenty of questions from baffled programmers, and we should be able to capitalize on the anxiety out there, especially among PHP programmers.
We're already on the first page for sql injection review. IT Security currently ...
I just found out, they aren't live yet:
@Szabolcs I'm thinking like until mid or late February at the moment. It'll depend a lot on how much new submissions we get. – Grace Note♦ 3 hours ago
In the mean time...
Let's make more ads!!
I admit this is pretty abstract, but that's the sort of thing I like.
I tried with "make your code..." at the start or just "... code" at the end, but either thing detracted from the visual impact, I thought.
Edit: Speaking of visual impact, here's a true "block" of text
CR makes your code
This is something that I consider very important.
I recently wrote a guide for how to post a good question. Some parts of that post that can help in this case is:
Description - If you describe what it is that you are doing, then you will help me understand the code
Describe the details and your approach - If you describe how you are doing ...