Thursday, October 24, 2019

Check the new IFPDAVA Website

Dear IFPDAVA Members (and not-yet members),

We have updated the website to respond to the decision at the 2019 General Assembly of the Association, where it was decided to establish a Member only Area with individual password establishment. This involved a transfer to a new host, which is now completed. If you already are a registered Member, you still have to re-register on the new website in order to receive your password and to get access to the Member area.
New potential Members can also register, the approval of the membership will be done by the Executive Board. It is usually quite quick. Please also note that some Members have not received an invoice for the 2019 fee yet. We apologize for the inconvenience but we are still having some issues with the banking. We want to provide some way to pay by credit card in order to avoid transaction fees. Thanks for the patience.

Friday, October 04, 2019

End of the Discussion Forum on the ANI website

Dear All,

The ANI website discussion forum was eventually used as an exchange platform between experts in the international community. It was always a project that was meant to be "perpetual", meaning it is not a platform where I answer questions but where the community answers questions. It usually worked well, thanks for any contribution. Recently, we noticed a significant increase in SpamBots trying to register, which was not the case for a long time. Also for some reason the code sitting on the server was corrupted and the admin control panel is no longer accessible. After giving the issue a bit of thought I decided to stop the service. With the establishment of IFPDAVA we have a means of international exchange on a face by face basis at the IFP Conference every year. I think that beats any forum. If a forum is still desired we will first let IFPDAVA decide and secondly host it on the IFPDAVA website. It will not be possible to transfer the old database to a new forum due to the corrected admin control panel. Thanks for understanding.