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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Silvie Hiding the FB button behind another button does not really work :((

do first things first (read all 991 entries…)
Since 'buttongate'

I have been posting elsewhere on my FTF.

Don’t feel inclined to share here right now until I know what way this is going to settle and the effect on the overall community.

So sad….what a waste…



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It’s really, really sad! To build such an amazing site, on a simple but quite brilliant idea, allow people to work on meaningful goals, create communities and make friends. And then tear it all down again, just because of those stupid buttons.

Silvie Hiding the FB button behind another button does not really work :((

Buttongate latest

So the buttons are still there on most goals but hidden behind a share banner.

Hmm Ok a nice try, but I am still not happy that they are there.

Some goals are button free and the Robots call these mature goals. It’s hard to see in some cases why these goals (eg their own one on Make 43T better) do not have the buttons.

Wondering if by starting all my posts with a ‘sex and drugs and rock and roll’ statement they would become mature and therefore exempt from the share buttons.

Still pondering what to do, and still posting elsewhere for now

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Silvie Hiding the FB button behind another button does not really work :((

Apparently

That goal is sharable….yikes!!

goals with ‘arse’ can be shared; goals with ‘ass’ don’t have the share button

And it appears that all goals with ‘43’ in them don’t have the button….hmmmm…..

Silvie Hiding the FB button behind another button does not really work :((

After my research

Have now amended my music practice goal to include 43T in the title and the share buttons have disappeared.

AHA….Result!!!

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

You are so brilliant

to have discovered this, Silvie. When I have a bit of time, I’m going to go through my goals and change them up so they are also unbuttonable. Hopefully, anyone else who is concerned about privacy will take note and follow suit.


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