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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Find out what happened to oscar villatoro and Uncle Enore (read all 3 entries…)
Is there a reason

Is there a reason folks think these two users didn’t close their accounts? I’m just wondering if someone saw or heard something the preceded the disappearance that would help us narrow the search for the cause.

The accounts aren’t deleted – just inactive – but it wouldn’t be right to turn them on if their owners wanted them closed.

What was the reason for thinking these accounts were closed by the robots? We do take down the worst of Enore’s photos, but generally we let the words slide. I’m not familiar with Oscar at all – and the comment threads here are pretty cryptic as to what people think happened to these folks.

Help us figure it out!




altho i think i kind of concur with Rob’s theory that disappearance acts arent the Unc’s style as far as creating drama goes… wouldnt he be more likely to just go and throw up some random offensive picture? lol, but then who knows… maybe this technique was in decline due to his increasing notoriety

glad to hear it from josh that the ‘bots havent taken to censoring people in that way :) all the tools are right there for us to do it ourselves anyway!!!


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