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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Straha 6 months ago

Straha"paint 2000 points II"

Over the last week I undercoated 25 Space Marine and a dreadnought. I have some more work to do, but they should be completed by the end of June.

The paint jobs are not going to be fancy, just a three color minimum. 6 months ago

Straha"hard to say"

So hard to say goodbye to 43things. I have been on here a long time, and seen a lot of users come and go. Also, I have documented a lot of life experiences here. I will keep using this site until the end.

Still, all good things must end. I have moved over to PopClogs, so look me up when you get the chance. 6 months ago


Straha 8 months ago

Straha"catch up"

Did 175 reports since my last entry, which gives me 4500 for the year. This goal is completed.

Sadly, he may be a case of too little too late, as the rumor has it the site is going to be closed. If true, I will miss it. 6 months ago

Straha"too busy"

It has been a slow week since my last entry, but I managed to report another 100 SPAM accounts since my last entry. The new total for 2014 is 4325 reported accounts. 7 months ago

Straha"04 May"

Happy Star Wars Day to everyone on 43things. Since the last time I made an entry on this goal, I reported another 125 bogus accounts. The Dark Side is always busy with spam ;)

My new total for 2014 is 4225 reported SPAM accounts, and may the Force be with you. 7 months ago

Straha"it is what it is"

There is nothing wrong with posting nastygrams on spammers’ other media about their spamming 43things.

I have done it myself from time to time. 7 months ago

Straha"little or nothing"

I found a penny since my last entry. There is nothing out there as far as lost loose change goes. Honestly, I thought this goal was going to be easy, but there is nothing happening.

Times are tight, and a little change goes a long ways. 7 months ago

Straha"workshop class"

Completed another small section of the book. Only did about 2 pages, and they were entered in a writing contest at the local community college. Waiting for the results.

I don’t expect much, but I did receive positive class feedback. Will be writing more tonight. 7 months ago

Straha"29 april"

I have reported 125 SPAM accounts since my last entry, for a total of 4100 SPAM accounts reported in 2014. Only need 400 more reports to reach 4500.

Always fun reporting SPAM, and it was a good month. 7 months ago

Straha"drive 55"

Knocked out another 55 reports today. New total for 2014 is 3975 SPAM accounts reported. Always feels good to report SPAM.

And for any would be SPAM hunters out there, you can never go wrong by going after most “Blog” goals. It consistently remains the SPAMMER goal of choice. 8 months ago

Straha"play 5 new games: Star Trek Attack Wing"

Played Star Trek Attack Wing at a local store last Monday (21 April) for the first time. It is similar to Star Wars X Wing, but still different.

Where Star Wars is dog fighting , Star Trek captures the feel of an almost World War I dreadnought battle. You also get to build a crew, that then opens other combat features and possibilities.

Great game, and I liked it so much I bought a copy. 8 months ago

Straha"busy day"

Today has been pretty busy. Just coming off of Spring Break and heading into the last 6 weeks of school is very hectic, so this goal isn’t getting all the love it deserves.

However, I reported 35 accounts today, bringing the total to 3920 for 2014. 8 months ago


I really hate all the SPAM that accumulates here on 43Things. I have reporting suspected accounts most of the year, and keeping track of the numbers via other goals.

Anyway, I would like to report at least 12000 SPAM accounts this year. To date I have reported 3885 for 2014.

Anyone interest in helping out, enter the “blog” goal and report away. Over 99% is SPAM. 8 months ago


Straha 8 months ago


Straha 8 months ago

Straha"great article"

Thanks for posting this. It was all really interesting, and I appreciate that you provided links.

I love the Affordable Care Act, and am happy that 8 million fellow Americans are insured under it.

Keep fighting the good fight. 8 months ago

Straha"rough 16 April"

So today really sucked. I sat most of the day in a drop dead boring Army class. The subject is cool, but the teacher has the personality of a boiled ham. It is almost like she went to instructor school and is determined to do everything they tell you not to do.

In addition, my commute to where the classes are taking place sucks. The drive there isn’t too bad, but the drive home blows. Holy fucking shit, it takes 90 minutes to go 30 miles.

Anyway, the spouse made me pizza when I got home, because she is very nice and kind. I am a lucky guy.

To decompress I reported 108 bogus accounts. New total for 2014 is 3733 bogus accounts reported. 8 months ago

Straha"update April 15"

Over the last three days I reported 105 bogus accounts. Again, most were posting under the “blog” or “daily entries” goal.

I also watched a lot of Deep Space Nine on YouTube. Today, I am going to some Army training.

My new number for 2014 is 3625 reported SPAM accounts. 8 months ago


Straha 8 months ago

Straha"update April 12"

Was here on and off all day, and did a SPAM report binge. The short of it is I reported 300 bogus accounts. Again, most were posting under the “blog” or “daily entries” goal.

It was a nice day. I gave a lot of cheers away, and watched a lot of Star Trek on YouTube. I fucking love Star Trek.

My new number for 2014 is 3520 reported SPAM accounts. 8 months ago

Straha"another 100"

Yesterday I had the same group of students collect trash before we started class. There were five boys in the group, and they suggested it. For whatever reason, they like cleaning up around the building. I think the “bonus behavior points” I give them has something to do with it. ;)

However, one of my kids (Daniel) stood back when we were done and admired the work. He looked over at me and said “It sure looks a lot better. We should start over by the fence next time, because the wind is blowing all sorts of trash there”.

I picked up a hundred bits of paper and broken junk. 8 months ago

Straha"200 trash picks"

My students and I picked up trash around the school yesterday, because there was a nasty windstorm. I accounted for around 200 pieces. I didn’t keep track of the student total, but it was a lot. 8 months ago

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