Saturday, May 15, 2010

APA webshite

Down again.

If you're one of the hundreds of unemployed people looking for a last-minute gig, and so counting on the "web only" ads, you're fucked.

Keep paying your dues, though....

[Defensive comment in support of the APA from IP address in Delaware in 5...4...3...]

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, I always access the job ads via this page, and I don't think I've ever had a problem with the JFP portion of the site being down. Right now, the site to which you link is indeed down; however the JFP page is still up for those who know how to get to it.

Anonymous said...

I don't work for the APA but I've been a member for 8 years (through 2 job cycles and I just received tenure). I am tired of the APA bashing. The main reason is that I now work behind the scenes for a similar (but much smaller) organization and I know how fucking time-consuming and irritating it is to run a Society for a bunch of egotistical, lazy philosophers. Instead of sitting on your bum complaining about the APA (far too easy mates), become professionally active: get involved behind the scenes and do something about making it better.

Anonymous said...

One thing's for sure: there are lots of people fed up here!

Actually it's only the verification that prompted my comment: "spork"!

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is that this blog keeps complaining about the APA site being down, and commenters keep saying that the JFP can still be accessed at https://member.apaonline.org/186additions.aspx
But the complaints continue. Stop the whining.

Anonymous said...

But it's fun to complain, 4:40. It's cathartic. And, the actual people we're fussing about aren't philosophers, so it's okay to portray them as robotic, moronic bureaucrats.

So stop meta-whining.

Verification word: hange

Spiros said...

6:22: Perhaps you have an inflated sense of how many people read this blog, but your (and others') posting of this link to the job ads hardly constitutes a fix.

Moreover, the APA site has been down now for days. You'd think that they'd be able to put up a dummy page indicating that they're having trouble with the website, and perhaps also providing the link to the web only ads. But no... doing nothing is apparently better.

Finally, your definition of "whining" strikes me as odd. Why is it "whining" to point out that the main organization of the profession has once again proven itself incompetent?

6:22 again said...

Huh?
I didn't post the link. And I didn't imply any definition of 'whining'.

Oh, you thought I was the same person as {May 15, 2010 3:37 PM} or {May 16, 2010 4:40 AM}. No, different person.

I have no idea why it isn't fixed. I suppose one could ask. Can't be that the server is down, since the member.apa part works fine.

By the way, I think whining is the same thing as complaining, only calling it 'whining' is conveying disapproval.

Spiros said...

Sorry 6:22, I meant to direct that comment to 4:40

Anonymous said...

3:37 is full of it. He bitches about how "hard" it is to run an organization of philosophers, but back when I was in network support rather than academics, I never noticed the attitudes of our users having any impact on the quality of our web presence. Way to shift the subject away from the APAs complete incompetence in technical matters.

Also note that he's "tired" of the APA bashing. Of course, he doesn't address at all the possibility that the APA has done anything to deserve any bashing, just that it - personally - annoys him. You know what, 3:37? Do the world a favor - drink bleach and fucking die.

I'm in a mood today. Grading.

Anonymous said...

So what can individual philosophers do to turn our professional organization from this:
http://www.apaonline.org/

to something more like this:
http://www.ama-assn.org/

or this:
http://www.abanet.org/

or this:
http://www.ausa.org/Pages/default.aspx

Socrates said...

Blimey; being in a mood does not justify you telling someone to die for expressing an opinion.

There is something deeply wrong with the sort of people who, when in a mood, take it out on others.

Anonymous said...

At my school, the website goes down either when there's a water leak into the computer room or something physical, or someone is hacking into the server. I wonder whether the APA page has been going down because angry unemployed philosophers are attacking the APA pages.

An egotistical, lazy philosopher said...

I like the if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem / you get out of the APA what you put into it earnestness of 3:37's comment. It reminds me of the upstanding folks who ran for student council in high school. Wait a minute. I hated those asshats.

Anonymous said...

But, 11.06, the reason you hated them is because you have a bad character.