Dear 43 Things Users,

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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post 7 photos to flickr group 07/07/07
Well how about them apples.

I went to finally join the flickr group today and apparently I’m a day too late.

There was this message waiting for me:

“If you have joined this group since June 4, 2007, expect to be banned, if space becomes available you will be invited to reapply to join the group.”

Whoops for the slow boy.


wembleyheads please keep in touch! :)


good comment, Matt. That really sucks of them to be so stupid about it. It was nice of you to speak up.

They don’t sound like a group of people I’d want to be a part of.

thank you

but If i was really wanting to take action, I would leave the group. I’m kinda torn about it, because I still want to participate.

I appreciate the comment on the board, but still...

...if you want to participate, you shouldn’t be torn about it.

It’s not like I don’t have a ton of other things to do…


I want to:
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