That the APA can't seem to get a minimally decent website is perhaps to be expected give the organization's long track record for clueless bumble-fuckwittery. But the truly unbelievable part is that the new webshite sucks so bad that departments still cannot place JFP ads online.
Let me venture a bleak, but I think sound, prediction: The APA webshite will crash within hours of the October JFP going online (if indeed it ever does go online....). And no one at the APA will know what to do about it.
So here's a rare serious suggestion. Why doesn't someone with a sufficiently respectable (hence not me) and visible online presence set up an ad hoc blog where departments can post their job ads? This would not seek to undermine the JFP, but rather ensure that job ads get out to those who need them. A simple post on Leiter or New APPS inviting departments to post their job ads would probably suffice to get most of what's to be in the JFP out there and in view of job seekers. The hosting blog could use the norm of "no anonymous posts" to help ensure that the information is valid. This would be roughly equivalent to what departments do when they post their job ads to the various philosophy listservs. The main (and crucial) difference would be that the blog posts would be all in one place and searchable.
Ours is a profession which endorses a job seeking process that even under the best conditions is nothing short of sadistic. Given the fragility and stupidity of the APA site, and the general disorder that prevails in everything the APA does, this market season is likely to be even more taxing on the already rattled psyches of the talented and unemployed. Maybe implementing the suggestion above would help make this year's job market a little less insane? Any takers?