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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surrealmuse awakening from my slumber and getting back in the groove.

tell everyone how kickass starglows is for writing a script to tell you what you've already cheered (read all 2 entries…)
I've got an idea for a script

for creations such as these…there should be a way to mass invite or notify the active users here (i.e. the ones like us that log in more than once) so we don’t scare off the newbies. maybe it’s time I go visit ideas to share this thought.


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surrealmuse awakening from my slumber and getting back in the groove.

Yes, I'll agree to that

but from what I’ve seen communication of these types of scripts only occur between with who you know, and that in my eyes isn’t fair to everyone here.

43things has done a pretty good job about giving several different email options so I would think that the method of communication of such a script would be considered. That is, would you want email notification? Would you want a place you could log into such as the Robot blog to find out these types of upgrades? Potentially, it could also be another greasemoney script that you have the ability to turn on/off.

But I still think we need a better way of communicating these types of system improvements.

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