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== Promotion at the xkcd home page ==
 
== Promotion at the xkcd home page ==
*Already on [http://web.archive.org/web/20150514053623/http://www.xkcd.com/ May 14th 2015] the first promotion of the book appeared at the top in the [[xkcd Header text]] of the xkcd home page. This was more than half a year before the release of the book.
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*Already on [http://web.archive.org/web/20150514053623/http://www.xkcd.com/ May 14th 2015] the first promotion of the book appeared at the top in the header text of the xkcd home page. This was more than half a year before the release of the book.
**See the first entry described [[xkcd_Header_text#2015-05-14_-_New_book_Thing_Explainer|here]], and other changes will be mentioned above.
 
 
*While [[1611: Baking Soda and Vinegar]] was on the front page (2015-12-03), and until the comic [[1612: Colds]] came out, the top part of xkcd had been changed to [http://web.archive.org/web/20151203234149/http://xkcd.com/ promote the book], (see the image here below).
 
*While [[1611: Baking Soda and Vinegar]] was on the front page (2015-12-03), and until the comic [[1612: Colds]] came out, the top part of xkcd had been changed to [http://web.archive.org/web/20151203234149/http://xkcd.com/ promote the book], (see the image here below).
 
**The entire section was a link to [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544668251/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0544668251&linkCode=as2&tag=thekcs-20&linkId=S4XRZJJKSMHOWEQU the book on amazon.com]  
 
**The entire section was a link to [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0544668251/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0544668251&linkCode=as2&tag=thekcs-20&linkId=S4XRZJJKSMHOWEQU the book on amazon.com]  
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*But a [http://web.archive.org/web/20160401175527/https://www.xkcd.com/ commercial stayed at the top in the header] all the way until the problems with the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160401204749/https://xkcd.com/ April 1st comics release] in 2016, [[1663: Garden]].
 
*But a [http://web.archive.org/web/20160401175527/https://www.xkcd.com/ commercial stayed at the top in the header] all the way until the problems with the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160401204749/https://xkcd.com/ April 1st comics release] in 2016, [[1663: Garden]].
 
**The commercial from above still stayed at the bottom below the comics even after April 1st 2016, until [http://web.archive.org/web/20160418061448/http://xkcd.com/ April 18th 2016].  
 
**The commercial from above still stayed at the bottom below the comics even after April 1st 2016, until [http://web.archive.org/web/20160418061448/http://xkcd.com/ April 18th 2016].  
**On [http://web.archive.org/web/20160418185337/http://xkcd.com/ April 19th 2016] the last reference to Thing Explainer disappeared from main page.
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**From [http://web.archive.org/web/20160418185337/http://xkcd.com/ April 19th 2016] the last reference to Thing Explainer disappeared from main page.
 
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