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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Joe GoldbergMerging into "Make 43 Things Better"

I’m gonna mark this goal “done” (even though it’s never done) and start writing entries for future improvements to 43 Things on this goal:

http://www.43things.com/things/view/1576490/make-43-things-better 3 years ago


Joe GoldbergGoals in Neighborhood Watch

A big part of draining the swamp is now live: you can vote on goals in Neighborhood Watch.

More info here:

http://blog.robotcoop.com/2011/05/05/voting-on-goals-in-neighborhood-watch-and-search-results-update/ 3 years ago


Joe GoldbergDraining the Swamp

I’m on a kick that I call “Draining the swamp”, identifying and eliminating the icky stuff that’s on the site. Here’s what I’m working on:

  • Automatically flagging suspected spam goals
  • Letting people vote on goals in Neighborhood Watch
  • Keeping spam goals from showing up in search
  • Cleaning up spam tags
  • Making search results more relevant

A lot of this is behind the scenes, so hopefully nobody notices anything. It’s going to make 43 Things a cleaner place. 3 years ago


Joe Goldberg 3 years ago


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