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. :)

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    It's like you reached into my brain and figured out what i wanted to say. Bravo!
    – Peaches491
    Jun 30 '11 at 19:12
  • Heh - based on the Question's downvotes, you're the only one to agree, Peaches491 - or maybe people just don't like having someone reach into their brain. :) The question does seem to have touched a nerve...
    – John C
    Jul 1 '11 at 16:11
  • Well heere's an upvote to brighten your day!
    – Peaches491
    Jul 1 '11 at 16:33

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.

  • I'm sorry to say that I'm no longer really motivated for this proposal, then. Partly due to the fact that StackExchange has raised the bar ridiculously high (they have essentially stated that they want any new sites to be guaranteed to succeed - maybe pressure from the VCs?). And partly, at this point, I'm not even using Blender (although I hope to more, in the distant future. :) So here's the torch, it's all yours. :) Or maybe Kara would want it. :)
    – John C
    Aug 20 '11 at 13:15
  • Ill promote it. Anything I need to do to parent this thing? Aug 29 '11 at 4:47
  • If you go to the main proposal, and see the commitment right sidebar, there's a more info button - it shows the number of people the site needs to move into the next phase (Beta). Currently, it's 33 more people - but there is also a commitment score, based on those people's activity on other sites. All three numbers have to reach 100% - good luck. :)
    – John C
    Aug 29 '11 at 12:16

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