Tuesday, June 24, 2008

News Flash: The APA Website Still Fucking Sucks!

Two weeks ago today, I posted about how the two APA websites (here and here) are tied for the distinction of being the Suckiest Suck Website That Ever Sucked. At that time, the two sites were identical, despite the APA's claim that the new site was some kind of improvement over the old. At the time, I just figured that Leibniz's Law is not as widely accepted as I'd thought. (If you even understand that last sentence, you're a certified Geek.)

Now I see that the new site is markedly different from the old: it is slower, more disorganized, with smaller type, harder to find information, and annoying graphics that come right out of an HTML for Dummies book. And still no sign of online paper submission for the Pacific! Disgraceful.

Over at the Knowledge and Experience blog there's a discussion brewing about how the data regarding the profession is scant, out of date, and nearly useless. Pile on!

6 comments:

729 said...

There are still 0 comments over at the Knowledge and Experience blog on this topic. The same was true with your post until this comment, which is a comment on the lack of comments, so isn't worth all that much.

It's probably a sign of universal disillusion with the whole thing.

Spiros said...

Agreed. I think we're probably all too used to the idea that the APA is an incompetent organization that exists solely for the purpose of organizing thee annual conferences and publishing JFP.

Santa said...

You should hook up the APA committeein charge of the website with a good web designer. If I remember correctly, the good Captain Fuck could use some more scratch with which to build his future army of robots and would do a great job for the APA (well until he unleashes the robots on them)!

Spiros said...

Santa,

My guess is that there's probably an APA member who would do a better job *for free*.

Santa said...

Never hurts to give it a try. At best, all the APA members get a better website by putting them in contact with someone who can do a great job, at worst you have suspicions confirmed that those in charge of the APA website are cheap or engaged in cronyism.

Better to try and improve a bad situation than just think that by complaining and not offering a solution that the bad situation will improve. Only by confronting decision makers with their folly do things improve generally in this world... either that way or by armed revolutions.

Spiros said...

santa:

I just like the bitching.