As a part of our on-going effort to improve the ease of use and functionality of the league management system (the place you go to register and report scores for all AFDC leagues), we’ve rolled out some changes in advance of the 12 Days of Christmas hat tournament that you ought to be aware of.
Logging in via the forum is no longer supported
I know that this will be annoying to some of our older members, but the availability of this option was leading to a lot of confusion for new members. For now, the only way that you’ll be able to log in to leagues.afdc.com will be with an email address and password, as described here. But don’t freak out, all of your old data is still safe and sound. If you’ve never logged in with a password before and you don’t remember what it is, your first move should be to perform a password reset. If you have problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration and PayPal Checkout has been streamlined
We’ve done away with shopping carts. The provided a pretty marginal benefit and caused far more problems than they solved. Now, each registration will need to be paid for individually, but doing so should be a much more simple process. As a part of this redesign, editing of registrations has been temporarily suspended, so if you make a mistake in your registration (or have any problems getting signed up), please email email@example.com. New registration instructions may be found here, but there’s one major change:
Payments are no longer collected instantly
Previously, if there was room left in the league when you authorized a payment through paypal, you would be added to the “active” list and we’d collect your registration fee through paypal. In order to provide a little extra flexibility to both registrants and league commissioners, we have changed the way this works. Now, fees will be collected either periodically during registration or once registration closes.
Unless otherwise noted, priority will still go to those who authorized payment first, so the change shouldn’t impact whether or not you get to play, just what that looks like on the website. We’re still in the process of refining the way this is displayed, so please bear with us. If you have any questions about this, an email to the league commissioner or firstname.lastname@example.org should be your go-to.