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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Comments:

This is great!

Now, say for example I
tried to do this in certain
parts of my country…

I’d get shot. By several
people at once within 5 minutes
too. Probably. Then they’d have
a pig roast and slap each other
on the back. Happy ending. Now
pass that full magazine with the
high-powered rounds to me,
Bubba. I gots to reload.

))){

Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

Well, quite.

And what a Christian attitude that is. I have to say that I am extremely grateful to live in a country where religion isn’t a major – or even minor – deal-breaker in terms of politics, relationships, employment and so on.

I mentioned to a friend last night that I’ve lost a few subscribers recently, and they suggested that this post may have something to do with it. There’s no way to prove that, but if it’s true, fine, I don’t really want subscribers who’d decide they don’t want to associate with me the second I reveal my ungodly colours. On the other hand, I have been touting my rebellious witch-whoriness around for quite some time now, so perhaps it’s something else.

LOL!

That reminds me when I
had a spate of subscribers
after I picked my <))){ symbol
and (I guess) they associated
that with the Christian fish.

How surprised they were and
how quickly I lost a bunch of
subscribers!

Oh well. It sucks being polytheistic
in a monotheistic country.

))){

SG

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that’s funny…

trancegeek spreading Mojo!

Subscribers

I don’t have that many subscribers – But I defiantly lose the odd one now and again when I go one one of my Atheist rants, or at least that could be the case.

Who knows though.

Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

Really?

Interesting. It’s really hard to tell if that is the reason. It could be pure coincidence. Of course, the fact that they’re gone means we can’t really ask for confirmation. Meh.

calypte excited about 2014!

I suspect it's true

I know I once – aaaages ago – unsubscribed from someone whose posts started having strong religious slants. I just don’t really want to read anyone’s views on “growing in christ” or whatever. So I’d guess the reverse also held true – if your posts sit uncomfortably with someone’s beliefs, they probably don’t want to find them in their subscription feed.

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loveinthecure FOCUS - I AM FOCUS. I LOVE FOCUS.

did you say

“Now stop worrying and enjoy your life” – sweet – I am so glad I saw this. I am going to go share it with a ton of those I know…....that statement applies to EVERYONE no matter one’s beliefs. Worry is about as worthless as the idea that there is need.

Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

Absolutely.

Now will you please call my mum and explain that to her?

loveinthecure FOCUS - I AM FOCUS. I LOVE FOCUS.

If it was that EASY

I’d be in seventh heaven – “HEY, GET OFF THE WORRY TRAIN!” and then they’d do it – wow – we’d have so many healthy people in this world we wouldn’t even know what to do with them all! I know worry creeps in for me every once in a while but I sure know its value and that allows me to turn that fountain of ooze off ASAP!

I for one like it when users of 43Ters are fearless in being themselves. Cheers.

Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

That's great.

A lot of people don’t have that ability. Maybe you should teach it to people. I quite often see Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Worrying book and consider buying it for my parents. But they’re such cynics that I think they’d just laugh. Worrying’s served them well so far… in that it’s kept them exactly where they are.

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Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

Just out of interest, which comments bother you?

I agree that such hatred towards religion isn’t necessarily the ideal result of such a campaign, but it may well be an automatic one. For centuries atheists have been suppressed, ignored and persecuted, so it’s hardly surprising that the second there’s a movement that unites them and gives them a voice, the frustration spills out in strong words. It’s a classic reaction. And in comparison with the violence religion has historically been responsible for (and still is), it’s nothing, really.

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Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

Yes, they could.

I’m tempted to say, well, tough, taste of their own medicine!

The “probably” is apparently there because, legally, the advert isn’t allowed to say that there isn’t a god. There’s no actual proof there isn’t, just as there’s no actual proof there is. It’s like the “Probably the best lager in the world adverts”.

Having said that, if there are adverts going around saying “If you don’t believe in God you’ll burn in a lake of fire for all eternity”, they should be in serious trouble. It being written in the bible isn’t proof enough for it to be legally binding.

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Absnasm is mostly elsewhere.

"What would Jesus do?"

Nothing. He’s dead.

I have never heard the expression “tent revival” before. Madness. I’m fairly sure we don’t have anything like that here, or if we do it’s marginalised enough not to get in my face.

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Absnasm has gotten 31 cheers on this entry.

 

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