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In order to promote the site, it would be good to post a notification on some of the existing online forums where academics congregate.

  • What online forums exist?

As side points

  • What community does the forum contain? How big is the community?
  • What rules exist regarding promoting other site in the community?

By way of example:

  • I think reddit is a good point, and the subreddit reddit.com/r/compsci might also be interested. – user102 Feb 21 '12 at 13:14
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  • I've posted this morning a link in /r/AskAcademia – user102 Mar 16 '12 at 13:49
  • FWIW we hit a lot of roadblocks trying to "advertise" Physics Stack Exchange on Physics Forums. So if anyone makes any headway with them, I'd be very interested to hear how it goes. – David Z Mar 16 '12 at 23:34
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I think it might be worthwhile to advertise on the Metas of existing academic or close-to-academic SEs. A partial list of ones I am familiar and see academics active on:

I think it is alright to mention SE sites on the metas, but this will only come to the attention of the 'regulars' who tend to be pretty abreast with new SE sites anyways, so it might not get that many new academics.

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Academia.edu - social networking for people in Academia. I think they're claiming to have just passed 1 million users.

  • I wonder how we could promote cogsci.se to relevant users of academia.edu? – Jeromy Anglim Mar 11 '12 at 23:39

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