I've been checking out old graphics requests and almost none of them were filled in. Maybe I wasn't looking in the right place? Are these boards necessary? It doesn't seem like something anyone follows up on and might seem give users a sense of false hope thinking they'll get images made as sexy as this place
The board is currently locked, if you read the sticky in that board (http://forum.sz-ex.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=gfxrequest&thread=16334), you'll figure that out.
Basically, it's there while we wait for a moderator. I could archive the boards, but that unbalances the categories (3 boards per cat.) Obviously there are other solutions, but yeah, you shouldn't be able to create threads right now anyways.