When I asked about sponsored
links tags on GIS.se, Robert Cartaino said:
It is possible, but probably not for some time. Programs like this will be implemented if it makes sense for the community.
So I guess we need to decide if it makes sense for GIS.se. Should we vote on it here?
Has anyone analyzed the impact of sponsored
links tags on stackoverflow with respect to site growth?
Once a corporation sponsors a
link tag, I suspect they also encourage (or at least allow) their technical staff to answer questions.
On Stackoverflow, some tags are "sponsored", see this example for the windows-phone-7 tag.