I have realised that the advertisements about new proposals shown in the right sidebar of gamedev.stackexchange.com are not always updated to their current progress. I initially thought that this was an "acceptable" issue. However, today there is still an advertisement about the new 3D graphics stackexchange site saying that its current state is "52% commited", which is totally wrong since the site is online already.

This can be a bit misleading to some users, and it is maybe even a "waste" of advertisement space. (to advertise a proposal that already exists...).

Is there any way to fix this? Is this happening also to other stackexchange sites?

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    \$\begingroup\$ The proposal ads should never be cached for more than an hour. All the other ones I've seen look fine. I've passed it along. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 12, 2011 at 13:47

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I think the problem here is that this banner is not from the Area51 site, but rather a community-promotion-ad!

See here: Community Promotion Ads - 2H 2011

That's also why the percentage never changed there...

Update: The Ad has been removed from the linked thread.


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