GCD Board Votes - 2007

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January 2007

Senior Editor Position

Motion: We want to create the official position of "GCD Senior Editor" to better reflect the current situation.

This position includes:

  • must be experienced enough to help other editors
  • OI (Online Index) Access level: Administrator
  • processing of Admin duties
  • maintaining all GCD email lists including the all country-specific lists

The proposal is by Jim Ludwig. It was seconded by Matthias Hofmann.

Vote Results: 7 Yes 77.8%

1 No 11.1%

1 Abstention 11.1%


Promotions Coordinator Position

Motion: To create the official position of "GCD Promotions Coordinator" to better reflect the current situation.

This position includes:

  • Public Relations for the GCD project
  • advertisement
  • press releases

The proposal was by Will Allred. It was seconded by Ray Bottorff Jr.

The motion passed with 7 voting in favor, 1 voting against and 1 abstaining.

There was also a mention that the final job descriptions need to be written and approved where it was suggested that the Board members who voted with "No" and "Abstention" bring forward their concerns and objections, so they could be considered when the jobs were finalized and occupied by actual people.

Press Release for 100,000 Indexed Comics

Motion: Press Release

We want to send out a press release to announce our 100,000 indexed comic book. The text was written mainly by Mike Catron.

Press Release text (Quote):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GCD Passes 100,000 Mark

While comics fans the world over were unwrapping their gifts over the holidays, the indefatigable indexers at the Grand Comics DatabaseTM celebrated a major milestone -- individually indexing over 100,000 comic books!

The honor of indexing the 100,000th issue went to Ramon Schenk, working on the Charlton title "Li'l Genius" at 10:40 a.m. UTC/GMT (5:40 a.m. EST), December 25, 2006.

[Anybody know what issue number? Ramon?]

Schenk has been indexing for the GCD since 2005 and has over 1500 issues to his credit.

The Grand Comics DatabaseTM (www.comics.org), an online all-volunteer organization, was founded in _____ and is dedicated to indexing every comic book ever published, worldwide. In its ____ years of service to the online comics community, the GCD has identified over 1.5 million individual comic book credits from more than 3,000 publishers.

The GCD catalogs key story information, creator information, and other information which is useful to readers, fans, hobbyists, and researchers and makes it available to anyone through a simple, searchable website at www.comics.org.

Statistics on the project are updated every 30 minutes on the GCD homepage (www.comics.org) and currently show:

  • 3,185 Publishers/imprints
  • 20,226 Series
  • 264,385 books (100,004 indexed)
  • 517,741 Story objects
  • 1,572,173 credits
  • 136,170 covers

For further information, including information on how you can contribute to the greatest comic book cataloging project of all time, contact: [Ray]

(UNQUOTE)

The motion passed unanimously.

Vote for Chairman and Secretary of the Board

Mike Nielsen is running for Chairman. His announcement reads as follows:

QUOTE: I'll throw my hat into the ring for Chairman. I would like to see the board deal with several issues that are coming to a head.

We need to update the Charter and By-laws to reflect how we are currently doing things and to change anything that needs to be changed. We need to "ride herd" on the tech guys to make sure that progress is being done, and also to get ahead of them on issues like location of servers. The third big item I see ahead of us is incorporation. Are we going to incorporate or not? It needs to be decided, and if we are then we need to move forward.

As far as where we will be in 5 or 10 years, I think that's hard to say. A lot of that will hinge on what happens in the next few years, along with where we have come from. I would like to see us get to the point where the GCD's credits are accepted by the comic community at large as the definitive answer of 'Who Did That?'. UNQUOTE

Lou Mazzella is running for Secretary. His announcement reads as follows:

QUOTE: I'd like to go ahead and present myself as a choice for Board secretary. UNQUOTE

Voting to was to end by Saturday January 13.

All nine GCD Board members voted on the subject. Both Mike and Lou were elected unanimously.

House Names for Colorists and Letterers

I make a motion that house names be indexed as listed in the comic for colorists and letterers with no need for ? or [ ] on anything else. ie Liquid Graphics would be sufficient. As a creator himself and having done said house work, Jamal's experience and examples to let us know the effecacy of this and be user friendly for indexers and users. JIM

Parlimentary Rules

GCD Board - CALL for VOTE on Motion: Parlimentary Rules Message-ID: <d0c.7be57fa.32ee6835@cs.com>


Motion: The rules of order for asynchronous meetings presented by Tony Rose to the Board be adopted as standard operating procedure. The presented rules are as follows:

Tony's Rules of Order for Asynchronous Meetings copyright by Tony Rose 2007

An asynchronous meeting is one that is held through asynchronous communication such as an electronic bulletin board, an electron forum, or a series of e-mails. It is strongly recommended that for a group of three or more members that the formality of rules be adhered to both to ensure that the rights of the minority are protected and to minimize communication confusion.

When the organization is inaugurated, the chairman should call the meeting to order. The meeting continues until such time as the chairman declares it in recess. At that point further communication should be blocked by electronic means. When the chairman deems that the recess is ended, he makes an announcement to that effect and communication is again allowed. Adjournment should only occur when the organization becomes defunct. In summary, asynchronous meetings are always in session except under extraordinary circumstances resulting in the calling of a recess.

The rules of order for asynchronous meetings must, necessarily, differ from those of a physical meeting. There is no need for a "speaker" to be recongized by the chairman. Since the communication is occuring asynchronously, everyone has the floor and no one can be interrupted.

Clear subject heading must be adhered to. Members are strongly encourage to read the entirety of any message thread before responding to a message; the possiblity that a question has been answered or information supplied later in the thread exists and efforts should be made to avoid repetition.

THE CHAIRMAN

The chairman of an asynchronous meeting has the respsonsibility of reading the posted messages of the group at least daily. The volume of posted messages may dictate that he read them more often but it is essential that potential chairmen know that they will have to devote more time to chair the meeting than a regular member will have to devote to attending. When the chairman will not be able to read messages daily, he should pass the gavel to the vice-chairman or call for a recess.

It is the responsiblity of the chairman to prepare an initial agenda and to modify that agenda as the meeting proceeds. The chairman may not make motions but can bring forward action items for consideration.

THE AGENDA

The chairman should bring forth an initial agenda of a few action items for consideration by the group. Items may be added to the agenda at the request of any member of the group but the chairman will determine the order in which the items are considered. The chairman determines how many items may be considered at one time; it is recommended that no more than three items be before the group at any one time. An appeal of a decision of the chairman can be made.

Frequently, the chairman should communicate the agenda to the group. This communication will indicate which matters are currently before the group and the order in which future items will be considered. The posting of the agenda will also be the mechanism by which the chairman requests reports from committees and/or staff. The format of the agenda may be determined by the chairman but should be clear and concise.

MAIN MOTIONS:

A main motion is one in which business is brought before the group with the expectation of action. The chairman may not make a main motion but he is allowed to bring forward an "action item" requesting a motion on a particular matter. In the interests of keeping group action timely, multiple main motions may be before the group at the same time but the chairman will see to it that each is given final attention in the order in which they were received.

The subject heading of a main motion should begin with "MOTION: xxx" where "xxx" is a short title for the motion that gives a sense of the motion. Unlike in a physical meeting, there may be multiple motions before the group at one time so it is essential that subject headings be clear. The text of main motions should be made in the form of "I move that we... ." Main motions are in the positive: never "I move that we not... ." The motion itself should be clear and concise. Do not include reasons for making the motion or arguments about why it should be passed.

A main motion must be seconded. A second indicates that there is at least one other member who would like to see the matter of the motion brought to a vote. A second to a motion should be made in the form of "I second John's motion" with the text of the motion following. Due to asychronicity, there may be multiple seconds to a motion. This presents no parliamentary difficulty.

The chairman must acknowledge that he has received a second for a motion. Until that acknowledgement is made, there can be no discussion and no further communication regarding the motion is allowed, pending the chairman's acknowledgement. If the chairman recieves no second on the motion within a reasonable time, he announces that the motion has failed due to a lack of a second and not discussion of the motion is allowed. Once the acknowledgement of a second is made, discussion of the motion begins.

It only stands to reason that courtesy is to be observed during discussion. Questions may be asked of members and/or of staff. All questions must be answered, to the satisfaction of the chairman, before a vote can be taken. EXCEPTION: the question before the group may be called. Calling the question is a request for an end to discussion and an immediate vote; this is an incidental motion and will be discussed shortly.

PRIVILEGED MOTION

A privileged motion is one that deals with the rules of the meeting -- calls for an appeal of a decision of the chair, calls for a re-ordering of the agenda, calls for recess -- and must be dealt with before any furthere business can be conducted.

A privileged motion takes precedence over whatever is before the group at the moment and cannot be discussed after the second. The chairman calls immedately for the vote.

INCIDENTAL MOTION

An incidental motion is one that is incidental to the question before the group. Incidental motions are dealt with as they arise. They include motions to amend, motions to bring a quesiton to vote, motions to refer to committee, motions to table, and motions to postpone.

The motion to bring a question to vote is a request to conclude debate and requies a 2/3 majority for approval. Following approval the chair calls immediately for a vote on the question.

Committees can be standing or ad hoc. While creation of committees is by vote of the group, committees are appointed by the chairman. The chairman names the initial chair of the committee but the committee may select another member to serve as chair as desired. Membership in the group is not required in order to be named to a committee. When questions are referred to a committee, the chairman will give the committee a reasonble deadline to return a recommendation to the group.

A motion to table a question removes it from consideration by the group until such a time as a member moves that the matter be taken up again.

A motion to postpone consideration either states a time at which the matter will be resumed or can ask that the matter be postponed indefinately, in effect killing the motion without calling for an actual vote on the matter.


APPEAL OF DECISION

This is a privelged motion that allows the group to overrule the chairman by 2/3 vote. An appeal of a decision is a priveleged motion and must be considered without debate following a second.

VOTING

Once a vote has been called for by the chairman, the secretary initiates a vote. The subject heading for a vote message should be "CALL FOR VOTE on MOTION..." with the short title of the motion following. The text of the call for vote will re-state the motion, as made. There will be a mechanism by which the group members' votes can be clearly indicated and an opportunity for abstention will be available. A reasonable deadline for completion of the vote will be included.

After the deadline for voting has passed, the secretary will announce the results, concluding with "Motion passed" or "Motion failed" as appropriate. Only a member who voted on the prevailing side may move that a matter be reconsidered after a vote has concluded.

Please cast your vote to this mailing list, marking an x next to one of the following: ( ) For ( ) Against ( ) Abstaining

Please respond no later than February 4, 2007.

Vote was called and passed with all members voting in favor. Results of vote were announced to the GCD Main list in an email from the Secretary on January 31, 2007.


Also see this message http://groups.google.com/group/gcd-board/browse_thread/thread/17b047ca302bb742# where Mike N. summarizes the rules.

Comicspace Page for the GCD

Motion: Allow Bill Jourdain to create a Comicspace page for the GCD, and supply him with any information he may need while implementing the page with the password and login information for the page being entrusted.

Vote was to be finished by January 31, 2007.

Some votes were submitted, but before the total was announced, it was announced that Bill had set up the ComicSpace page for the GCD. The password was sent to Ray and Lou and Mike. The page is at http://www.comicspace.com/gcd.

February 2007

Document Revision

Motion: That the Board allow Peter Croome and Jim Vandore to begin re-writing and/or updating the various documents on the website with the provision that they submit the documents to the Board for review, before they are posted to the website.

This motion started in January 2007.

Vote was called to end February 14, 2007.

The above motion has passed with all members voting in favor.

Incorporation

Motion: That we create an incorporated, non-profit Grand Comicbook Database Foundation. Said incorporation will take place in Little Rock, Pulaski County, State of Arkansas in the United States of America under the applicable state and federal laws. The Foundation will exist for the purpose of supporting the Grand Comicbook Database Project and to support the scholarly study of comic books arts and for such purposes as further that mission. The board of directors of the Foundation will consist of the membership of the Board of Directors of the Grand Comicbook Database Project with the officers being preserved between the groups. Further, the board will empower Tony Rose to file the necessary forms to further the incorporation and that Mr. Rose will proceed with alacrity once empowered.

NOTE: Peter couldn't find the vote and results from this... Just a note from Tony that we were incorporated as of April 17 2007.

March 2007

Data dump of ComicArtFans

Motion: The board will create a data dump for ComicArtFans

Will Allred moved.

I move that we create a data dump for Bill Cox of ComicArtFans in the interests of pursuing a possible future partnership. Before said partnership can even be pursued, however, certain conditions must be met...

  • the GCD must be incorporated as a legal entity
  • the transition to the new schema must be completed

The data dump is being offered assuming that ComicArtFans will correctly credit GCD information as per our by-laws. If any additional income is generated from this data, the GCD Board would request that ComicArtFans donate it to a comic book related charity in the name of the GCD. MOTION TO AMEND the MOTION: The board will create a data dump for ComicArtFans

Or we could remove any mention of a donation from the orginal motion if that would make some of our board members happier with the motion.

Tony Rose moved that the final sentence of the motion be amended to read

"If any additional income is generated from this data, the GCD Board would request that ComicArtFans donate that additional income to the Hero Initiative (http://www.heroinitiative.org/) in the name of the GCD. VOTE on Motion to Amend Motion: The board will create a data dump

The following motion has been presented and is ready to be voted upon:

That the final sentence of the motion to create a data dump for ComicArtFans.com be amended to read:

"If any additional income is generated from this data, the GCD Board would request that ComicArtFans donate that additional income to the Hero Initiative (http://www.heroinitiative.org/) in the name of the GCD."

(From April 2007 - didn't find the results of the vote until then):

ComicArtFans: We passed the motion to give them a data dump.  I suspect the general GCD membership would like a new data dump also, it's been about a year.  I need to find out from Jon about getting that done.  I think this is about as far as we can go with the ComicArtFans deal at present, until Incorporation is finished and possibly until the new schema is closer to being finished. 

Election Rules Revisited

(the following started in January)

GCD Board - election rules revisited

One thing for one motion. I make a motion that we officially adopt the last 14 days of the month of October >(12:00:00am GMT, October 18th - 11:59:59pm GMT October 31st) as the official period that people may announce their candidacy for the Board.

Well we are already re-evaluating so I second the motion for mailing ballots only to eligible voters.

I also like the idea of sending ballots only to those eligible to vote. Eligibilty should be determined at the same time as announcements for candidacy are made and email addresses should be verified at that time so that new ones can be obtained in time for elections to begin if needed.

Subject: GCD Board - election rules revisited

I agree with merging it into Lou's motion.

1) I make a motion that we only send ballots to eligable voters (eligability guidelines to be determined later)

2) I make a motion we set Lou's dates for candidacy

3) I make a motion that we set Lou's dates for campaigning

4) I make a motion we set Lou's dates for the election.

I think we all agree and can vote on those then discuss eligability and who should count votes.

Did I miss the part before about sending out an email saying ballots are coming and contact the secretary if you feel you should have received one and did not?

VOTEs on Motion: Election Rules Revisited

The following motions are on the table and ready to be voted upon:

1) That we only send ballots to eligible voters (eligibility guidelines to be determined later) [this is instead of sending a ballot out to the mailing lists]

Please cast your vote to this mailing list, marking an x next to one of the following: ( ) For ( ) Against ( ) Abstain


2) That we officially adopt the last 14 days of the month of October (12:00:00am GMT, October 18th - 11:59:59pm GMT October 31st) as the official period that people may announce their candidacy for the Board.

Please cast your vote to this mailing list, marking an x next to one of the following: ( ) For ( ) Against ( ) Abstain

3) For 14 days from 12:00:00am GMT, November 1 to 11:59:59pm GMT, November 14 candidates will be able to campaign if they choose to.

Please cast your vote to this mailing list, marking an x next to one of the following:

( ) For ( ) Against ( ) Abstain

4) Voting for Board postions will be held over 7 days from 12:00:00am GMT, November 15 to 11:59:59pm GMT, November 21.

Please cast your vote to this mailing list, marking an x next to one of the following: ( ) For ( ) Against ( ) Abstain


Please respond to all of the above no later than March 13, 2007. RESULTS of VOTEs on Motion: Election Rules Revisited Message-ID: <d62.4134808.3324c7c1@cs.com>

The following motion has passed with 7 votes in favor and 2 opposed:

1) That we only send ballots to eligible voters (eligibility guidelines to be determined later) [this is instead of sending a ballot out to the mailing lists]

The following motions have passed with all members voting in favor:

2) That we officially adopt the last 14 days of the month of October (12:00:00am GMT, October 18th - 11:59:59pm GMT October 31st) as the official period that people may announce their candidacy for the Board.

3) For 14 days from 12:00:00am GMT, November 1 to 11:59:59pm GMT, November 14 candidates will be able to campaign if they choose to.

4) Voting for Board postions will be held over 7 days from 12:00:00am GMT, November 15 to 11:59:59pm GMT, November 21.

April 2007

Policy relating to display of covers

Motion: Policy relating to the display of covers

Recognizing the volunteer nature of the Grand Comicbook Database Project, the GCD acknowledges that scans of comicbook artwork may be uploaded for display on the GCD website which contain depictions that some may find offensive. The GCD will make efforts to limit the display of cover images to those that display in response to requests or searches.

Votes were due by April 29, 2007.

The deadline for the above motion has expired, and the motion failed with 1 member voting in favor, 7 voting against and 1 abstaining. (announced in May 2007)

Minutes of Meetings

Motion: Minutes of "meetings"

That the Board secretary be charged with preparing a bi-weekly summary of motions, discussions and votes (with dates and other pertinent details) and archiving such minutes as a record of the Board's activities.

Votes were due by April 27, 2007.

The motion passed with 8 members voting in favor and 1 abstaining.

Board Treasurer

Motion: Board Treasurer

Motion: That we create the office of treasurer of the Board. The treasurer would be charged with management of financial matters for the Foundation, including collection of fees, debts, donations, and other monies and with disbursement of Foundation funds, pursuant to Board Policy. The Treasurer would report monthly to the Board on the financial status of the Foundation. Further the Treasurer would act as the official Agent of the Foundation, an agent being required by the articles of incorporation in the State of Arkansas.

Votes were due by April 27, 2007.

The motion passed with 8 members voting in favor and 1 abstaining.


Tony also mentioned: "First, we'll need to direct the treasurer to seek Federal income tax exemption; I think this is a slam-dunk. As I've said before, federal exemption implies Arkansas exemption under Arkansas law. Then I think we'll probably need to establish a bank account and a PayPal account. Then I'd like to see us informally get estimates (not actually take bids) on web hosting services. I would like to see Jon name a figure for what he feels the GCD owes him at this points, as well. OH, and I'd like to see us file for trademark on our name and our logo. Who designed the logo, by the way? Jon? If so, I'd like to see us pay for it, formally."


Senior Editor appointment

Motion:

That Ray Bottorff, Jr. be appointed to the position of Senior Editor.

Vote were due by April 27, 2007.

The motion passed with 7 members voting in favor and 2 abstaining.

May 2007

Treasurer Appointment

Motion: That Tony Rose serve in the position of Treasurer.

Vote ended on May 21, 2007.

The motion passed with 8 members voting in favor and 1 member abstaining.

June 2007

Placement of Last Gallery Entry

Motion - Placement of Last Gallery Entry Message-ID: <0cd301c7ad30$43cef2e0$cb6cd8a0$@org>

I move that the Last Gallery Entry currently on the GCD Home Page be removed immediately. The Last Gallery Entry (as part of the Daily Covers feature) should still be accessible to users of the GCD web site, however, via a link from the GCD Home Page.

Moved by Will, seconded by Matthias.

Moved in June. This particular motion was apparently dropped. See September for closely related motion.

Cover Themes for GCD Home Page

Motion - Creation of Cover Themes for GCD Home Page

I move that the Board charge the membership with creating a group of cover themes that will be featured on the GCD Home Page and rotated throughout the year to showcase these various themes.

Moved by Will, seconded by Tony Rose. Moved in June, voted on in

July 2007

Hosting Options

MOTION: The tech group should be directed to prepare 3 proposals That the tech group, with Jamal Walton as lead, prepare three proposals for hosting options for the GCD. The proposals will then be forwarded to the Board for consideration along with a consensus opinion (if one exists) for selection. If no consensus exists, majority and minority narrative opinions should be included.

Further, the directors that are also members of the tech group will refrain from participation in the discussions or information gathering and will wait until the matter is being considered by the board to weigh in.

Moved in June, voted on in July, to be finished by July 12, 2007.

The proposal has passed with all members voting in favor.

Cover Display Disclaimer

Motion: Cover Display Disclaimer

That we adopt the following disclaimer for use on the GCD website: "The Grand Comicbook Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the stated goal to document and index all comic books for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans of all types. The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics which could contain depictions that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised."

Moved by Will, seconded by Matthias.

Moved in June, voted on in July, to be concluded July 12, 2007.

The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

August 2007

Data Coordinator

Motion - Redefinition of Data Coordinator Position Message-ID: <0a5601c7e9db$fcd89330$f689b990$@org>

I move that we redefine and possibly rename the data coordinator position to more faithfully represent what the position currently entails.

Moved by Will, seconded by Jim Ludwig.

Editor List Votes

Call For Motion: Recent Editor List votes Message-ID: <be7.1eaadd1f.3408cf1e@aol.com>

I am looking for a second to the motion the discuss and then approve the recent votes made by the Editors on some formatting issues.

1) For those ads that have a feature, what feature will be used:

Product / Character or Character / Product

2) To clarify the case style to be used in the reprint field, the case tyle type to be used when using listing a series title or story title will be:

Title Case (The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog)

3) Should the reprint field series title listing and the story title listing use different cases?

NO (as a result, both confirmed to be using Title Case)

These would be considered indexing rules and not guidelines from this moment onwards.

Moved by Ray,

September 2007

Senior Editors Group

Motion: Creation of a SR. Editor group to make formatting decisions. That a group of 5 or 7 Sr editors be elected by the editors to serve as the voting block for editorial decision making.

Moved by Jim Ludwig

Started in August, call for votes in September with votes due by September 11, 2007.

The motion passed with 6 members voting in favor and one abstaining.

Contact List

Motion: Creation of Membership Contact List

That we create an electronic mailing list to be used as a public contact point for all membership questions. This list will be composed of the members of the membership team.

Moved by Will.

Motion started in August 2007, vote commenced in September 2007.

The motion passed with all members voting in favor.

Last Uploaded Image

Motion: Removal of the Last Cover Entry

That last uploaded image be removed from the home page.

This motion was started in August, with votes due by September 11, 2007.

The motion passed with 5 members voting in favor and 4 members voting against.

Last Cover Upload through a Link

Motion: That the "most recent upload" cover be accessible only through a link

I move that the board direct the webmaster to move the "most recent cover upload" to a page accessible by clicking a link. The disclaimer:

The Grand Comicbook Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with
the stated goal to document and index all comic books for the free use
of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans of all types. The GCD
acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project
may result in the posting of cover scans for comics which could contain
depictions that some may find objectionable. Click here to see the
latest cover scan upload."

Tony's original motion was seconded by Will on September 18th.

The month ended with more discussion over this and Mike asking Tony to add his wording to the motion so it could be voted on.

Last Cover Upload (not seconded)

I make a motion to adopt the proposal by Tony as amended that would replace the last uploaded image with three buttons. These buttons would establish three options for settings cookies to 1)Display only the current image (2)Display the images for the current session only or (3)Display images in perpetuity. Not selecting a button or having cookies disabled would not permit the display of images on the GCD website.

This was a simultaneous motion by Jim Ludwig which was never seconded.

October 2007

Most Recent Cover Upload

VOTE Most Recent Cover Upload

That the board direct the webmaster to implement a solution that insures that no visitor to the GCD home page is shown any cover images unless that visitor has accepted the disclaimer. If the visitor does not accept the disclaimer, then no cover images will be shown to them on the home page. This solution affects the GCD home page only.

Motion put forward by Will, seconded by Lou in October.

Came to a vote in November, due November 20, 2007.

The proposal passed with 6 members voting in favor and 3 voting against.

Vote to remove one of the Most Recent Cover Upload motions

VOTE Most Recent Cover Upload Motions

I have been directed by the Chairman to create a vote to remove one of the following two motions that are on the table from our current discussions:

Motion A That the board direct the webmaster to move the "most recent cover upload" to a page accessible by clicking a link. The disclaimer: The Grand Comicbook Database Project (GCD) is a volunteer project with the stated goal to document and index all comic books for the free use of scholars, historians, researchers, and fans of all types. The GCD acknowledges that the all-encompassing research nature of the project may result in the posting of cover scans for comics which could contain depictions that some may find objectionable. Click here to see the latest cover scan upload.

Motion B: That the board direct the webmaster to implement a solution that insures that no visitor to the GCD home page is shown any cover images unless that visitor has accepted the disclaimer. If the visitor does not accept the disclaimer, then no cover images will be shown to them on the home page. This solution affects the GCD home page only.

Votes were to be cast by November 6, 2007. 8 members voted to remove Motion A from discussions with one member abstaining.

November 2007

Special Eligibility

URGENT VOTE on Eligiility

It is proposed that the following list of individuals be approved as voting members of the GCD due to their contributions to the benefit of the organization.

  • Bill Jourdain
  • Bob Bailey
  • Bob Klein
  • Nick Caputo
  • Lou Mougin
  • Michael J Vasallo
  • Michael Feldman
  • Pat Lang
  • Gene Reed
  • Petter Wintzell
  • Tony Isabella
  • Tom Lammers
  • Chris Brown
  • Roy Thomas
  • Bill Schelly
  • George Olshevsky
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Laura Gjovaag
  • Mike Gold
  • Randy Scott
  • Rob Allen
  • Robert Beerbohm
  • Richard J. Arndt
  • Steve Saaf
  • Steve Whitaker

Vote was to end by November 17th 2007.

The proposal passed with all members voting in favor.

December 2007

There were no votes or motions in December 2007, though there was some discussion about requiring a log-in for uploading covers and for covers to be approved.


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