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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J L in Vancouver is doing 16 things including…

Use all my cheers

3 cheers


J L has written 3 entries about this goal

How Many Cheers?

Does anyone know how 43T determines how many cheers to allot to you?

A few days ago, they started coming in fast and furious, but I only got 1 today and a handful yesterday. I’ve been giving them all out, receiving them, writing entries and generally being more active too.


I know it’s linked to the number of cheers I receive. Every time I see that I got two new cheers, the number of cheers available to me also goes up by 1.

I originally thought that your max was 5 plus a bonus of a few if you give out all 5 and an additional few if you receive cheers as well. I had 12 cheers available once. But it hasn’t been making any sense these last several days.

-sigh- When I get more cheers, all the people who cheered me will get a cheer back, then I’ll go to randomly found people.


Ah, I see it. The number of cheers you get per day is equivalent to the number of goals you’ve added. It’s reset at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. I just got 6 cheers available. And it’s 9pm Pacific for me.

You’ll also get another one cheer to give for every cheer you receive.

When I noticed them coming in midday a few days ago, I think it was because some setting was reset and a server was restarted. It also coincided with me adding a goal or two, as well as people cheering me back.


It think it’s also linked to how many things you’ve already accomplished as well.

I notice that I get double the number of cheers available in my 43 Places list even though I have been cheered less over there.

These little buggers...

... keep coming back!

I was down to 0 cheers left to give out. I blink and I have more again =D =D

Like Hot Potatoes =)

They’re of no use to me anyway =)

I try to find goals that are worthwhile and either don’t have cheers already or don’t have many cheers.

J L has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • sitio cheered this 9 years ago
  • vivace cheered this 9 years ago
  • GothNoodle cheered this 9 years ago


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