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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Fix gaim (read all 9 entries…)
gaim: What's broken?

Articles always seem to be giving gaim shit about its UI.

Very rarely does anyone actually point out a specific problem they can put their finger on, it’s always just “Bad UI /grumble mutter/”.

I don’t think there’s too much actually wrong with the gaim UI; personally. There’s a few menu options in all the wrong places, but that’s about it.

Don’t think I’m right? Got specific problems. Stuff that makes gaim unusable for you? Tell me about it and make me eat my words.



After playing with Skype and some other VOIP options I realised they all suck – (especially considering Skype just got bought for a few billion).
Gaim needs to support talking with fellow MSN users or Google talk people.

As for your mention about the UI stuff, I never used to like it, but now it doesn’t bother me. I’m not sure what I would change….


Trying to find where to change the MSN avatar, I’ve always just skipped over it… But that’s all I’ve ever noticed.

It’s in your account settings. Like when you go to Accounts>>Add/Edit then edit your msn account. There will be a little section to add an avatar.

More people find gaim 2.0’s UI to be much more ergonomic than before. It’s a change, so it takes some time to get used to no matter what. But yes, it is better now that I’ve gotten used to it.


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