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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Stop being so annoyed by stupid people (read all 2 entries…)
Why do I let stupid people bother me so much?

I know this sounds reeeeeealy bad, but I’m just being honest here. I go absolutely berserk sometimes when I hear or see (in written form) someone make an incredibly stupid statement! Especially if it is a MEAN statement toward me or another person. I can’t stop myself from saying something horrifically sarcastic to them! I know they (the person I consider stupid) most likely can’t help the fact that they are total imbeciles. Why am I so compelled to be so nasty? (and judgemental, of course) I’m being just as bad as they are… I’m being just as MEAN as the “bottom feeder” that made the stupid statement! I know this… But I just CAN’T STOP MYSELF!!!

I even pick on people for spelling things wrong! Or for using a word wrong! It drives me CRAZY. Especially if they mispell something when WRITING a mean statement to me or someone else. Someone recently wrote: “Your and idiat!” If you’re going to call SOMEONE ELSE an idiot, then at least make sure you spell it correctly! Why can’t I just retract my claws and move on?

Does anyone know: Could this be part of having ADHD? Or am I just as big of an “bleep” as THEY are? Does ANYONE else have this problem, or is it “just me”?

What ever it is, I really need to get a grip… I’m usually a very nice person… I don’t want to turn into the Hulk because of stupidity. OR ignorance, in some cases. I actually feel bad about feeling the NEED to “attack!!” But not bad about what I say to the “idiots” I’m talking about…normally. I feel I should be remorseful… Well, I usually am if it was just a misunderstanding or something.



Comments:

I figured out a way to help myself with this one...

Stay away from the goals that have mostly little kids and TOTAL MORONS on them… Certain goals seem to have a plethora of pathetically stupid people on them. I won’t mention any names… I would say: “You know who you are…” But they DON’T!!! They are clueless. That’s what is so funny about it. So, instead of getting all worked up into a lather about it, I am now able to laugh instead. And just ignore it if I can.

good idea

now, on an entirely different subject,

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE GET FAT GOAL??

When I try to enter that goal, some health crap about eating disorders pops up (it has a point though definitely), about how ‘you can defeat your eating disorder through self-confidence! learn to love your body!” making it impossible for me to go to that goal. Anyway, I’m graduating from grade 7 tomorrow (Tuesday June 26th). Woohoo! Goodbye Elementary! We did the rehearsals for the grad ceremony today. Do you know how to get to the get fat thingy? Have all fat goals been deleted?

~Lowell

P.S. Love the new name!

Happy Graduation Lollerz!

We leave Elementary after the 6th grade down here. Then we have Middle school for 7th and 8th, then on to the High School from Hell… But I’m going to Virtual School, so no more Hell for me! :) At least not until we move. My dad is trying to get a transfer to the great white north. Where I’ll get to play in snow! weeeeee!!!! And hopefully the “ganstah” problems I’ve experienced in the past won’t be as bad?

About that goal… Well, it appears as though it has met it’s demise. It was fun, but not real fun. I spent most of my time trying to rid the place of what appeared to be an unwanted “megalomaniac”. Sadly, very few people really appreciated my efforts. Some, evidently considered ANYTHING you say that is NOT related to the goal at hand, is SPAM! So I vowed to never return. (which reminds me of our weather reports—I guess they were no no’s as well?)

Have you actually TRIED to go onto any of your “related” goals? I see that you were still on THIS goal, with lil’ ol’ lonesome me…

I have a vague idea of what might have happened, (since I log on more often than you) but would rather not to talk about it here. Big brother could be watching… :O Some peoople call me paranoid, but I think I’ve always just had a “sense of heightened awareness” is all. From the few things I noticed just glancing through that message, you could be banned from the website for “encouraging others”, or something?

If you are interested in my “opinion” of what may have happened, send me a personal email, and I’ll try to tell you in 43thousand words or less…LOL And try to give you a few other tips also. Just type in my “old user name”, then add @hotmail.com. I’ll write you back in a flash. Until then, you might want to be careful what you say? Or you could possibly be banned? You might want to DELETE your question that I am trying to answer right now?

Hope to still see you in the “annoyed by stupid people” section… Until we both “achieve the goal” anyway. LOL

BTW, thanks again for the “inspiration”, I figured you would like it, and still be able to tell who I am, without too much confuzzlement. With any luck, the party that I am trying to avoid, won’t.

Until next time…


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