Board of Directors

Quorum:
5
Ballot Type:
Public

Agenda Items

State Item Owner Notes
Open Admin -- Board Officers Lou Mazzella Recurring--Elect Board officers. Owned by the GCD Secretary
Open Admin -- Business Expenses Tony R. Rose Recurring--Review and approve operating business expenses. Owned by the GCD Treasurer.
Open Admin -- Coordinators Daniel Nauschuetz Recurring--Elect Coordinator positions; accept Coordinator reports; and review Coordinator requests. Owned by the GCD Chairman.
Open Create Vision Statement Daniel Nauschuetz Develop a GCD Vision Statement. [Started: Jan 12]
Open Define our Audience Decide what audience we are trying to reach. Determine what audience we are currently reaching. Determine ways to solicit directed feedback from our audience. Determine what feedback we wish to solicit. [Started: Jan 12]
Open Define our Members Determine who our members are. Determine what they need. Identify ways we can reward them for participation. Determine ways we can solicit directed feedback from them. Determine what feedback we wish to solicit from them. Determine what benefits, if any, could be derived from dividing them into sub-groupings. [Started: Jan 12]
Open Committee -- Character table Lionel English Character committee should be complete by the end of summer. Not sure if it will fall within this quarter or not; I wouldn't count on it. Like the Bibliography report, all the basic needs have been identified and have not changed substantially since I presented a draft here a couple of months ago, but as with the Bibliography report I'm planning to re-organize it along user role lines, so it's clear what the needs of each distinct user role are. If this turns up any shortcomings I'll address it with the committee. And again, if tech identifies any common universal requirements we should be putting into new modules, I'll add them if they aren't present, and I'll pass those requirements along to Tony as well for inclusion in his committee report. [Started: Aug 12]
Open Committee -- Convention Mike Nielsen Create a committee charged with exploring outreach possibilities at larger conventions. [Started: Nov 13]
Open Committee -- Comics Bibliography Lionel English (2 May 16) Bibliography report will be done this quarter. It evolved from being mostly independent back to being integrated, and now has two layers (publication-based (e.g. Amazing Heroes, Comics Journal, Alter-Ego) and citation-based (books and articles)). I'm doing an extra pass-through on it to make sure it clearly breaks out user needs (search and display), indexer needs (data entry workflow), and approver needs (approval workflow; which shouldn't be any different than any of our other approval workflows but I wanted to call it out as a distinct workflow from the others). I also want to explore with tech if there are any common, universal requirements we should be putting into new modules (such as basic stat counts). So all the basics needs have been identified, I'm mostly working on re-organizing it to clarify the different user roles. [Started: Jun 15]
Open Distributor & Printer Tables Tony R. Rose Add Printer and Distributor tables to the GCD database. [Started: Aug 13]
Open Student Design of GCD Web Pages Jochen G. Work with the lecturer and student at the FH Flensburg to develop a new design for our webpages (Deadline: 31 March 2016) [Started: Sep 15]
Open New Registration Evaluation Daniel Nauschuetz The PR Team started receiving email notification of new GCD registrations on November 16, 2014 as a result of a Board of Director vote on November 8, 2014. The PR Team provided a report on December 6, 2015 titled Review of GCD Registration Notifications (Year One) with three recommendations: add the email addresses to the PR Team; identify who within the GCD should be working to guide and retain new registrants; and capture additional metrics on a more regular basis. [Started: Jan 16]
Open DAILYPLANET Daniel Nauschuetz Consolidating, integrate and formalizing the GCD organizational pages currently found on the GCD wiki and on an independent Google page
Open Style Guide Committee Lionel English The following topic has been postponed until July 27, 2016. The motion is to create a style guide committee who will be charged with coming up with a set of general purpose (not field specific) formatting guidelines. The committee would bring said guidelines to the board for ratification, and they would be placed on the docs formatting guidelines page at http://docs.comics.org/wiki/Formatting_Documentation. Said guidelines would be used as default rules for any field that does not have explicit rules to the contrary. [Started: 11 Apr 2016]
Open GCD Logo Merchandise Donald Dale Milne Whereas the creation and sale of GCD-branded merchandise is a useful way to raise funds for Grand Comics Database projects, and is a desirable way for members and other interested persons to promote the GCD and jointly enjoy an expression of community, I hereby MOVE that:

1. In addition to their current duties, the Ad Coordinators be tasked with oversight of creation and sales of GCD-branded merchandise, either online or physical. This shall include oversight of artwork to be used; setting up, operating, and closure of any online storefronts; submitting all revenue to the Treasurer in a timely manner; submitting all notices of tax payments due to the Treasurer in a timely manner to facilitate payment; choice of merchandise to be offered for sale; prices to be charged, subject to the limitation that no merchandise shall be sold for less than cost; displays of merchandise at physical locations such as comic conventions and comic stores; merchant terms for sales; advertising; and other functions necessary to the creation and sale of GCD-branded merchandise.
2. All expenditures proposed by the Ad Coordinators for these purposes in excess of $100 per expenditure shall be approved by the Board before any GCD funds are spent. All expenditures proposed for these purposes of $100 or less may be made on agreement of 2/3 of the Ad Coordinators and submitted directly to the Treasurer for payment, up to a total of $200 in the aggregate.

3. The Ad Coordinators may engage the assistance of as many interested GCD members as they find desireable to help with this project.
4. The Ad Coordinators hereby have permission to use the GCD official logo and trademarks on merchandise of their choice, either separately or in combination with other artwork they may decide to use. Any use may be revoked by the Board at any time for any reason.
Open Redefine Officer Roles Donald Dale Milne Redefine rules regarding the duties of the Board of Directors's officers.
Open Database structural changes Lionel English For motions that propose adding or removing tables or fields to or from the database.

Ballots

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Results

Topic # Voters Results Valid? Voting Period
AMENDMENT To change Titles Format in the Style Guide 8 For (7 votes) valid 2019-02-12 - 2019-02-19
Create a table of Credit Types 7 For (6 votes) valid 2019-02-03 - 2019-02-11
MOTION: Create the GCD Comics History Awards 7 For (5 votes) valid 2019-02-03 - 2019-02-11
AMENDMENT To Include Reprint Notes Format in the Style Guide 9 For (8 votes) valid 2018-12-23 - 2018-12-30
Motion: 2018-2019 board officers 9 For (8 votes) valid 2018-12-02 - 2018-12-08
MOTION: Story Credits 5 For (5 votes) valid 2018-11-09 - 2018-11-17
MOTION: Company Credits 7 For (6 votes) valid 2018-10-29 - 2018-11-04
External Links 6 For (4 votes) valid 2018-09-21 - 2018-09-27
Creator Names Official Language 5 For (4 votes) valid 2018-06-03 - 2018-06-10
RESOLUTION: Resolution of gratitude to Daniel Nauschuetz 8 For (6 votes) valid 2018-01-24 - 2018-01-29
User Survey Review Committee 5 For (5 votes) valid 2018-01-15 - 2018-01-18
Resolution of gratitude to Lou Mazzella 5 For (5 votes) valid 2018-01-15 - 2018-01-18
Resolution of gratitude to Daniel Nauschuetz 4 [no result] INVALID 2018-01-15 - 2018-01-18
2018 Google summer-of-code 8 For (8 votes) valid 2018-01-10 - 2018-01-14
MOTION: Board Officers 6 For (6 votes) valid 2017-12-06 - 2017-12-09
MOTION: Upgrade to CCL 4.0 7 For (7 votes) valid 2017-10-15 - 2017-10-18
MOTION: Import old database logs as history 9 For (8 votes) valid 2017-07-10 - 2017-07-13
MOTION: Adopt a right to be forgotten and removal of individual data 9 For (8 votes) valid 2017-06-27 - 2017-06-30
MOTION: Facebook Donation Button 9 For (9 votes) valid 2017-06-23 - 2017-06-27
MOTION: Special Elections 6 For (6 votes) valid 2016-12-29 - 2016-12-31
MOTION: Board Officers 7 For (7 votes) valid 2016-12-05 - 2016-12-08
MOTION: GCD Logo Merchandise 9 For (8 votes) valid 2016-10-23 - 2016-10-26
MOTION: Adopt Bibliography Committee Report 6 For (6 votes) valid 2016-10-13 - 2016-10-15
MOTION: To fill vacant coordinator and committee positions 7 For (7 votes) valid 2016-10-12 - 2016-10-14
Motion to Amend: motion: Adopt Bibliography Committee Report 6 For (5 votes) valid 2016-09-23 - 2016-09-25
MOTION: Accept and make final payment on the Creator Tables Project 9 For (9 votes) valid 2016-05-14 - 2016-05-17
MOTION: Membership for services by non-indexers 8 For (8 votes) valid 2016-05-01 - 2016-05-04
MOTION: Removal of select international mailing lists 8 [no result] INVALID 2016-04-26 - 2016-04-29
MOTION to TABLE: Create a style guide committee. 8 For (8 votes) valid 2016-04-24 - 2016-04-27
MOTION: To let certain GCD-held Internet domains expire 8 For (7 votes) valid 2016-04-22 - 2016-04-24
MOTION: Adding Advisors to Board Mailing List 7 For (7 votes) valid 2016-03-17 - 2016-03-19
MOTION: Allow temporary unofficial my.comics.org logo 7 For (5 votes) valid 2016-03-07 - 2016-03-09
MOTION: Project DAILYPLANET 7 For (7 votes) valid 2016-02-28 - 2016-03-01
MOTION: Amending the wording of the vision statement 7 For (4 votes) valid 2016-02-26 - 2016-02-29
MOTION: Vision Statement Proposal 8 For (6 votes) valid 2016-02-05 - 2016-02-08
MOTION: note for removed personal data 9 For (8 votes) valid 2016-02-02 - 2016-02-04
MOTION: Metrics 9 For (8 votes) valid 2016-01-24 - 2016-01-27
MOTION: Personal information removal 9 For (6 votes) valid 2016-01-24 - 2016-01-27
MOTION for contract extra for Creator Tables Project 8 For (8 votes) valid 2016-01-14 - 2016-01-16
TABLING OF MOTION of 10 January 2016 7 For (4 votes) valid 2016-01-14 - 2016-01-16
MOTION: Registration Evaluation 7 For (7 votes) valid 2016-01-09 - 2016-01-12
MOTION: Factual Data Preservation 9 For (9 votes) valid 2016-01-03 - 2016-01-05
MOTION TO AMMEND: Factual Data Preservation 7 For (7 votes) valid 2015-12-27 - 2015-12-30
MOTION to appoint PR Coordinator 7 For (7 votes) valid 2015-12-27 - 2015-12-30
MOTION: extend further developments of student designs 9 For (9 votes) valid 2015-12-20 - 2015-12-22
AMMENDMENT to MOTION: Names of letter writers on letter of comment pages 6 For (6 votes) valid 2015-12-19 - 2015-12-21
MOTION: Appoint Ad Revenue Coordinators 9 For (9 votes) valid 2015-12-13 - 2015-12-15
Motion: Board Officers - Affirmation of Secretary 8 For (7 votes) valid 2015-12-06 - 2015-12-09
Motion: Board Officers - Treasurer 8 Tony Rose (6 votes) valid 2015-12-06 - 2015-12-09
Motion: Board Officers - Chairman 8 Daniel Nauschuetz (5 votes) valid 2015-12-06 - 2015-12-09
MOTION: ad revenue coordinators 7 For (7 votes) valid 2015-10-24 - 2015-10-27
MOTION: PR Coordinators 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-10-13 - 2015-10-16
MOTION: To reject request from Mark Gordon for reinstatement 8 For (6 votes) valid 2015-10-13 - 2015-10-16
MOTION: 2-Factor Authentication 5 For (5 votes) valid 2015-09-30 - 2015-10-02
MOTION: Policy Coordinator 5 For (5 votes) valid 2015-09-30 - 2015-10-02
MOTION: further developments of student designs 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-09-19 - 2015-09-21
MOTION: $500 for table at Baltimore convention 7 For (7 votes) valid 2015-09-05 - 2015-09-08
MOTION: Create a comics bibliography module 8 For (6 votes) valid 2015-06-23 - 2015-06-25
Motion: Creator tables RFP progress 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-05-11 - 2015-05-13
MOTION: Appoint Dwayne Best as a Reservation Coordinator 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-05-07 - 2015-05-09
MOTION to advertise our Creator Tables project for bids 9 For (9 votes) valid 2015-03-14 - 2015-03-17
MOTION: to accept Creator tables specifications and RFP 7 For (7 votes) valid 2015-01-30 - 2015-02-02
MOTION: License the use of GCD trademark to Daniel Nauschuetz for the Baltimore Con project 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-01-23 - 2015-01-25
MOTION: new member welcome message 8 For (8 votes) valid 2015-01-07 - 2015-01-09
MOTION: creation of an "opt in" option for new registrants to receive personal contact from GCD 8 For (7 votes) valid 2014-12-26 - 2014-12-28
AMENDMENT: Re: [gcd-board] MOTION: creation of an "opt in" option for new registrants to receive personal contat from GCD 8 For (6 votes) valid 2014-12-20 - 2014-12-22
MOTION: Nominate Treasurer 7 For (6 votes) valid 2014-12-09 - 2014-12-11
MOTION: Board Officers 7 For (7 votes) valid 2014-12-09 - 2014-12-11
MOTION: PR Team communication 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-08
MOTION: New Indexer notifications 8 For (7 votes) valid 2014-11-05 - 2014-11-08
MOTION: Ad Space for PR 6 For (6 votes) valid 2014-08-15 - 2014-08-17
MOTION: Adjusting General Coordinator Framework 7 For (7 votes) valid 2014-06-23 - 2014-06-25
MOTION: To appoint Daniel Nauschuetz project manager for redevelopment of the user interface 7 For (7 votes) valid 2014-06-05 - 2014-06-08
MOTION: Filling a Board Vacancy 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-05-31 - 2014-06-03
MOTION: Re-appointing coordinators - May group 6 For (6 votes) valid 2014-05-30 - 2014-06-01
MOTION: Charter Amendment Vote 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-03-25 - 2014-03-28
MOTION: Re-Appointing Coordinator Positions 7 For (6 votes) valid 2014-03-13 - 2014-03-15
MOTION: Domain Registration Costs 7 For (7 votes) valid 2014-03-13 - 2014-03-15
MOTION: Membership for Chris Burton 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-02-21 - 2014-02-24
MOTION: Board Vacancies 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-02-21 - 2014-02-24
MOTION: Allow the convention committee to extend the convention season 8 For (8 votes) valid 2014-02-07 - 2014-02-11
MOTION: Replacing of current logo 7 For (5 votes) valid 2014-01-16 - 2014-01-18
MOTION: Convention Committee Budget 8 For (6 votes) valid 2014-01-06 - 2014-01-09
MOTION: Adding Committee Chairs to Board Mailing List 6 For (6 votes) valid 2013-12-28 - 2013-12-31
Motion: To Create a 20th Anniversary Logo 8 For (8 votes) valid 2013-12-15 - 2013-12-19
Motion: Confirmation of Board Officers 7 For (6 votes) valid 2013-12-02 - 2013-12-05
Motion: Creation of a Convention Committee for the 20th Anniversary of the GCD 8 For (8 votes) valid 2013-11-18 - 2013-11-21
MOTION: Membership Vote on Cover Scan Petition 8 For (8 votes) valid 2013-09-01 - 2013-09-05
MOTION - Distributor and Printer tables 7 For (7 votes) valid 2013-07-30 - 2013-08-03
MOTION: Rewording of Copyright Disclaimer 8 For (8 votes) valid 2013-03-22 - 2013-03-25
MOTION: Create a mechanism for seeking concensus among the members of the policy group and other 6 For (5 votes) valid 2012-12-12 - 2012-12-16
MOTION: Membership Statistics 7 For (7 votes) valid 2012-12-12 - 2012-12-15
MOTION: setting dates for directors' terms 8 For (7 votes) valid 2012-12-03 - 2012-12-07
MOTION: Ballot order for elections to the board 8 For (6 votes) valid 2012-12-03 - 2012-12-07
MOTION: It is resolved that Ray Bottorff, Jr be extended the GCD's gratitude... 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-11-27 - 2012-12-01
MOTION: Confirmation of Officers 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-11-27 - 2012-12-01
MOTION: Determining the GCD_Official_Name in our proposed Creator tables 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-11-27 - 2012-12-01
MOTION: Documentation Coordinator 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-11-14 - 2012-11-21
MOTION: Donation links 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-10-31 - 2012-11-06
MOTION: That the offical name of the genre, "drama" be changed to "general fiction" 9 Against (6 votes) valid 2012-10-30 - 2012-11-06
MOTION: Allow cover scans for non-comics publications that contain comic content on their covers 8 Against (6 votes) valid 2012-10-26 - 2012-11-02
MOTION: Approve Updated GCD Logo 8 For (6 votes) valid 2012-10-18 - 2012-10-25
MOTION: Allow cover scans for non-comics publications 8 [no result] INVALID 2012-10-02 - 2012-10-09
MOTION: Authorization of Daniel Nauschuetz to represent the GCD Board to the Peer-Directed Projects Center Ltd... 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-09-30 - 2012-10-07
MOTION: EDITORIAL DUTIES and BECOMING AN EDITOR 8 For (7 votes) valid 2012-08-28 - 2012-09-04
MOTION: Character Table Committee 7 For (7 votes) valid 2012-08-28 - 2012-09-04
MOTION: to clarify the idea of "cover mentor" 8 For (6 votes) valid 2012-08-22 - 2012-08-28
MOTION: to approve Tim Stroup's representation of the GCD in contacts with Aurasma US and others 8 For (8 votes) valid 2012-08-22 - 2012-08-28
MOTION: IMPs for images 8 For (8 votes) valid 2012-08-19 - 2012-08-26
MOTION TO AMend: Motion editorial duties and becoming an editor 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-08-19 - 2012-08-26
MOTION: Who's Who Integration 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-08-17 - 2012-08-23
MOTION: Field for Publisher-Supplied Age Designation 7 For (4 votes) valid 2012-06-27 - 2012-07-04
MOTION: Limit the genre field data entry to officially-sanctioned genre list 9 For (8 votes) valid 2012-06-16 - 2012-06-23
MOTION: clarifying mentors for cover uploaders policy 8 For (8 votes) valid 2012-06-13 - 2012-06-19
MOTION: Mentors for cover submitters 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-05-29 - 2012-06-05
MOTION: to amend the Genre document 6 For (5 votes) valid 2012-05-26 - 2012-06-02
MOTION: Genre Document 9 For (8 votes) valid 2012-05-17 - 2012-05-23
MOTION: Adopt Goals for the Database 9 For (7 votes) valid 2012-02-02 - 2012-02-08
MOTION: Banning Website Users 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-01-27 - 2012-02-02
MOTION: PR Coordinator 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-01-26 - 2012-02-01
MOTION: Editorial Administrators 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-01-26 - 2012-02-01
MOTION: Fill Vacant Lead SysAdmin 9 For (9 votes) valid 2012-01-18 - 2012-01-24
MOTION: IMP Objects 7 For (7 votes) valid 2012-01-12 - 2012-01-18
MOTION: Editors group be recognized as official GCD entity 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-12-29 - 2012-01-04
MOTION: Eliminate the Membership Coordinator Position 8 For (7 votes) valid 2011-12-29 - 2012-01-04
MOTION: Eliminate the Data Coordinator 9 For (8 votes) valid 2011-12-22 - 2011-12-28
MOTION: Create Lead SysAdmin Position 8 For (7 votes) valid 2011-12-22 - 2011-12-28
MOTION: Fill Vacant Documentation Coordinator Position 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-12-07 - 2011-12-13
MOTION: Fill Vacant Policy Coordinator Position 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-12-04 - 2011-12-11
MOTION: Officers to be retained by acclamation 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-11-23 - 2011-11-29
MOTION: Server upgrade 7 For (7 votes) valid 2011-11-01 - 2011-11-07
MOTION: Amendment to the IMP rules for cascading changes 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-09-30 - 2011-10-06
MOTION: Inactive accounts 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-09-18 - 2011-09-24
MOTION: my.comics.org 8 For (7 votes) valid 2011-09-16 - 2011-09-22
MOTION: Cover Scan Access 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-09-14 - 2011-09-20
MOTION: Adding comics from non-comics publications 7 For (5 votes) valid 2011-08-25 - 2011-08-31
MOTION: Documentation Coordinators 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-08-09 - 2011-08-15
Amendment: MOTION: Adding comics from non-comics publications 9 Against (6 votes) valid 2011-08-09 - 2011-08-15
MOTION: Approval of slate of Reservations Coordinators 7 For (6 votes) valid 2011-07-11 - 2011-07-18
MOTION: Indexing will not be allowed by those using obvious pseudonyms 8 Against (6 votes) valid 2011-06-23 - 2011-06-29
MOTION: Creation of Documentation Coordinators Positions 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-06-22 - 2011-06-29
MOTION: Creation of Reservations Coordinators Positions 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-06-22 - 2011-06-29
MOTION: Committee to Study Who's Who Integration 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-06-11 - 2011-06-18
MOTION: Policy Coordinator 7 For (7 votes) valid 2011-05-27 - 2011-06-03
MOTION: Purchases Made under the Implied Authority of Business Manager 6 For (6 votes) valid 2011-05-26 - 2011-06-01
MOTION my.comics.org 7 For (7 votes) valid 2011-05-20 - 2011-05-27
MOTION: Special Election 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-05-19 - 2011-05-26
MOTION: Lead Programmer 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-05-17 - 2011-05-24
Motion: Legal Action against Xow Tech 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-05-03 - 2011-05-09
MOTION - Purchases made under the applied authority of Business Manager 9 For (8 votes) valid 2011-04-17 - 2011-04-24
MOTION - Reservations and Extensions 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-03-09 - 2011-03-15
MOTION - Revised election dates 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-02-16 - 2011-02-22
MOTION: Admin- Board Officers 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-02-16 - 2011-02-22
MOTION: Time limit on reservations of anything but issues 9 For (9 votes) valid 2011-02-03 - 2011-02-09
MOTION: February 2011 Coordinator appointments 8 For (8 votes) valid 2011-01-26 - 2011-02-01
MOTION: Comics Publications Guidelines 7 For (6 votes) valid 2011-01-17 - 2011-01-24
MOTION: Non-Approvers Be Removed from Editors List 8 For (7 votes) valid 2011-01-11 - 2011-01-17
MOTION TO AMEND: Comics Publications Guidelines 8 For (5 votes) valid 2011-01-08 - 2011-01-14
MOTION TO AMEND: non-approvers be removed from editors list 7 For (6 votes) valid 2010-12-23 - 2010-12-29