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.

Export My Content

Joe Goldberg Working hard

make 43 things better (read all 6 entries…)
The end of the lag?

Let’s see if this entry shows up right away, and everywhere it’s supposed to…


Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

Hi Joe

We have been having problems with 43things. I have tried to send messages but I don’t think they are getting through to anyone.

Many of us aren’t receiving notifications.
Also, I’m not able to send PM’s and I keep getting a message that my email hasn’t been verified.
Usually I hear back from someone at 43things when there is a problem but this time I haven’t heard anything.
Can you give us an update (I’ll pass it on to the others)


Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends


Since Joe won’t get this notice for a while yet, I’ll respond.

The Robots are aware of the problem with notifications. Robot Kathy and I discussed it last Wednesday. The problem was resolved yesterday, but the mail server has to work through the backlog of messages. It will take a while for it to catch up to current.

Without being verified you can’t PM nor can you go to NW. Until you receive the email to reverify your account, you’re stuck in this limited use of the site. It doesn’t affect your ability to make entries, goals, comments or cheer things.

Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!


I haven’t received the email to verify the account. I hope they will send it soon :)

Thanks for the updates Todd!! :) I’m glad to know that this is being worked on.

dragonfly35 is @dragonfly35 on PopClogs.

Have you received

any emails since those first ones? On Wednesday, I got a couple from comments on the 17th, but I haven’t received any notifications since… Just wondering… :)

I haven't either

think they’re out again :(

dragonfly35 is @dragonfly35 on PopClogs.

Oh, dear...

That’s what I was afraid of. :(

Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

Yes and No

I received more notifications for things that occurred on May 18th including a daily cheer report. After that though, I didn’t receive anything. I alerted the Robots last Thursday night, but they tend not to come into the office on Friday (four day work weeks) so the earliest we can expect some resolution would be Monday.

Joe Goldberg Working hard

Notifications should be on their way out. There’s a large backlog of them, so it will take a while.



Thanks for the work and the update, Joe :)

Carm find me at

Thank you, Joe and Fellow Robots

I am thrilled to see my back notifications flooding into my mailbox. Thank you for fixing it!!

dragonfly35 is @dragonfly35 on PopClogs.

Thank you

Joe! I have indeed received all my notifications, including this one. :)

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