Advertise your favorite titles for April 1st

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Every year, MangaDex celebrates April 1st with a few things, and notably some ads being displayed all around the website.

Obviously they're not actual ads, but rather images/animations a propos of various titles on the website in a bad-internet-ads style. And clicking them links to the title they relate to.

They show up on the homepage, on the reader, and a bunch of other places (wherever we can think of putting them without breaking the site, basically).

This thread is for you to participate by coming up with your own "tasteful" memes ads for us to add. Show us and MD users around the world your creativity and/or humor.

The rules are quite simple, really:
1. Visuals should relate to a title on MangaDex, which they will link to (please mention which one in your comments)
2. It's ok for them to be a bit lewd, but no full-on pornography, shock content, nor spoilers

You can choose between two formats: wide (banner-style) or portrait (cover-style)

Note that animations are totally OK, but no 20MB monster-GIF or epilepsy trigger attempts.
Also while most of these tend to be positive, it's ok if it's shittalking/mocking the title in question a bit, if that's how you prefer to approach it.

Here are a few examples from the past years for inspiration.

Banners:
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Covers:
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And here is a chapter that collates all the ones that were new in 2023: https://mangadex.org/chapter/b2499431-ec5f-4e39-af3c-e5d6a4f5c89d (you can find other years in full by looking at their respective April's Fool title pages).

The deadline is March 31st as we will need to collate them, and prepare the technical side of things on our end a little bit ahead of time.

We hope to see plenty of great ads from you while we work out what our own gimmick shall be this year!
(if you missed it, last year we had proudly unveiled MangaDex Orange, a premium MangaDex ™️ experience, as a parody of Twitter Blue)

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FAQ based on questions answered in the thread:
- Exact size requirements? Just keep roughly the same ratios as the ones posted as example. It doesn't have to be a specific ratio down to the pixel. Just try and match one of the 2 types in the examples above)
- Is this thread the place to post my suggestions? Yes.
 
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Maybe because I am stupid or something but, is there any specific Width or height for "Wider banners" or "Portraits"? Like the WidthxHeight for ads.

I am just perplexed on what it should be.
 
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Maybe because I am stupid or something but, is there any specific Width or height for "Wider banners" or "Portraits"? Like the WidthxHeight for ads.

I am just perplexed on what it should be.
I checked, and the portraits seem to be 150x210 pixels while the banners don't actually seem to match up at all. One was 848x150 and another was 647x150 so I have 0 clue
 
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I checked, and the portraits seem to be 150x210 pixels while the banners don't actually seem to match up at all. One was 848x150 and another was 647x150 so I have 0 clue
That's why I am perplexed on it, I am confused how long it has to be but they almost always end with x150 so assuming it just has to be long-wised and under 1k width?
 
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Maybe because I am stupid or something but, is there any specific Width or height for "Wider banners" or "Portraits"? Like the WidthxHeight for ads.

I am just perplexed on what it should be.
Roughly the ratios in the examples; we don't have an exact requirement down to the pixel (since they're selected once per navigation and don't need to change while you're looking at it).

Also obviously if your meme is 6000x9000px then we'll heavily downscale it.

assuming it just has to be long-wised and under 1k width?
yeah exactly for banners; don't worry too much
ans similarly for portait ones "roughly like manga covers"/A4/... is enough of a guideline
 
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Roughly the ratios in the examples; we don't have an exact requirement down to the pixel (since they're selected once per navigation and don't need to change while you're looking at it).

Also obviously if your meme is 6000x9000px then we'll heavily downscale it.
Okay, just making sure. I was just confused on how long wide-banner should be. I am going to partipicate later on in the day, was just wanting to make sure how long it had to be for it to be accepted.

yeah exactly for banners; don't worry too much
ans similarly for portait ones "roughly like manga covers"/A4/... is enough of a guideline

Good to know, thanks for the information. I'll make sure to keep the portrait ones in mind.
 
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Roughly the ratios in the examples; we don't have an exact requirement down to the pixel (since they're selected once per navigation and don't need to change while you're looking at it).

Also obviously if your meme is 6000x9000px then we'll heavily downscale it.


yeah exactly for banners; don't worry too much
ans similarly for portait ones "roughly like manga covers"/A4/... is enough of a guideline
Just to check, are we supposed to submit the images here? Little confused on the wording.
 
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Maybe because I am stupid or something but, is there any specific Width or height for "Wider banners" or "Portraits"? Like the WidthxHeight for ads.

I am just perplexed on what it should be.
Here are some common banner ad sizes:
  • 728x90: Also called leaderboard
  • 336x280: Also called large rectangle
  • 300x250: Also called medium rectangle
  • 300x50: Also called mobile banner
  • 160x600: Also called wide skyscraper
  • 250x250: Also called square
  • 120x600: Also called skyscraper
  • 320x50: Also called mobile leaderboard
  • 200x200: Also called small square
  • 970x90: Also called wide horizontal banner
This is what I get from our friendly Google AI overlord.
 
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