2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads!

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:

  • script packs 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 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • 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
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

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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Detexify: automated LaTeX symbol recognition

  • Copied from 2019. Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 13:42
  • 1
    I read somewhere it runs a cryptocurrency miner in the browser.
    – hola
    Commented May 30, 2021 at 9:53
  • 1
    @hola could you explain a bit more? I just checked the web site and afais there is no cryptomining stuff loaded. They try to load stuff from gittip/gratipay which ceased in 2017, but nothing related to mining. Do you have any references to your statement or supporting data?
    – norbert
    Commented May 31, 2021 at 0:29
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    @norbert I read it from here. tug.org/mail-archives/texhax/2011-June/017593.html
    – hola
    Commented May 31, 2021 at 6:00
  • @norbert Probably they stopped it. The mailing list is quite old.
    – hola
    Commented May 31, 2021 at 6:01


  • Copied from 2019. Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 13:44

TeX Live - cross-platform TeX software

  • Copied from 2019. Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 13:42
  • Barbara, we should change the font of that here to cmss as we have dinner for all other logos etc.
    – norbert
    Commented Jul 19, 2020 at 23:01

TeX Users Group

  • Copied from 2019. Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 13:42

The TeX User Group

  • Copied from 2019. Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 13:41

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TeX online documentation lookup system

  • 1
    A service for TeX users who don't have the documentation installed, for easy lookup, for example for Overleaf users.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 15:43



Step by step TikZ tutorials

  • 2
    It seems that the link is dead.
    – user108724
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 18:10


  • Copied from 2019.
    – Thérèse
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 2:44

ConTeXt Garden


DANTE e.V. - German language TeX users group


TeX talk - news and interviews


Publication quality figure labels with LaTeX and Mathematica


LaTeX Community Forum - Talk about TeX and LaTeX


TeX questions and answers in French

  • A growing community of French TeX friends thanks to the effort of Denis and Patrick and others.
    – Stefan Kottwitz Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 15:36

TeXwelt - Fragen und Antworten zu TeX auf Deutsch


Mathpix Snip | Equation to LaTeX

  • Mathpix, an OCR tool for TeX equations. Very useful and has good free plans.
    – Sileo
    Commented Apr 25, 2020 at 14:51
  • 1
    Good, but still has some recognizing problem!
    – user108724
    Commented Sep 4, 2020 at 18:12
  • Used it, its cool. Commented Oct 19, 2020 at 23:55

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