Proposal: 3D Graphics, Modeling & Applications
As per the title.
As the original site proposer, what am I currently doing to promote the site? Nothing. Seriously :) It's not my job to single-handedly convince 200 people to sign up, ask questions, answer questions, etc.
The whole point of the StackExchange model is that it's community-driven. And all of you who followed the proposal, you are the community. If you want this site to happen, then you have to make it happen - one person can't do it alone.
We need 80+ more people to reach the next stage - if everyone here, posted on your favorite forums (just one post, don't spam :), or sent an email to one 3D artist friend who's never heard of SO, but who signed up, we'd hit the next stage in a matter of days.
(If/when we do make the next stage, then you need to participate - ask Questions, answer them (if you can), and vote up or down Questions and Answers - voting is the key to StackExchange, it highlights the good (or bad) posts.)
So, the ball is in your court. :)
Hmmm, I don't entirely agree. I haven't met a successful project that didn't have a few passionate advocates behind it, nudging it along (same advocates may also say they just "tossed it out there" because there are also folks who hate to be nudged).
There are a lot of 3D oriented communities and resources out there, and they are run and populated by busy people. You suggest something to them one day and, unless you get them on a good day, its easy enough for them to miss your proposal the first time.
Busy people who would make ideal participants also consider how likely others will also come together to make something like this sustainable. If the organizers don't appear motivated, then these busy but ideal participants won't even bother.