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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nah...

too much going on in my life (none of it positive) to find time to organise this.



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did do a bit

but couldn’t be there myself
argh… wish i was



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Argh!

life has gone tits up this week. I’m lying in bed feeling ill and my mobile phone was nicked the other night. I’m sorry guys I’m not gonna make it to London now.



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Filming the event

I wonder if we should preserve the event for history – it would be nice to film some of the entertainment and I can edit it down for the web. I’d suggest posting it to Google Video and you could all embed it in your websites and blogs if you like.

It would be nice to get the braver people to say a little piece to camerea – how far they’v travelled, what they’ve thought of it so far, that kind of thing.

Here’s one I made earlier : http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=8172901888607850922

Anyone have any objections…?



Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

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Oh blimey O'Reilly.

The meet is tomorrow!

I am packed. I am ready.

Wow. Some of you guys are real, with actual bones and skin and stuff, and tomorrow I get to check. Wow. Surreal.



Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

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Phew.

Accommodation crisis here averted. I have a hostel bed. Now I can get on with going squeeeeeeeeee! Three days to go! Three days to go! Three days to go!



Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

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Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!

Due to uncontrollable circumstances my crash for Saturday night after the meet-up has fallen through! And my backup crash for Saturday night has also fallen through! Does anyone know of any cheap (or not-so-cheap, seeing as I’m desperate) places to stay in the vicinity of the meet? B and Bs, hotels, anything? Or can anyone offer a sofa, floor, or even a reasonably dry bath tub? I’m housetrained and I won’t steal anything, though I might use up all your teabags.



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Open Letter

Dear All,

I am still so pissed that this has been organised the week I am on hols and out of the country, however I wanted to wish you all the very best and I’m sure you will have a great time.

Special mention to Paolo, Ansnasm, Bruno Girin, Nobodysperfect, Cornelie, Casey, Cubalibre, Mellisa Axel, Travellover, and anyone else who has cheered or commented on my blurbs.

This site is many things to many people and the fact that later this week you plan to meet up is a credit to you all.

So cheers to the Robots, cheers to 43things and cheers to the people that made it what it is … i.e. you !!

Malc



JakeB is determined

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I hate giving up

But I can’t make this one now. Real shame as I would have liked to have gone along, but another commitment has got to take precedence.



Absnasm Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

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Booked it, packed it, fucked off.

Hooray! I’m coming to meet you all at the London meet-up! It’s official. I booked my train tickets. ((((((Casey))))), I’m coming to hug ya! Without the use of brackets!

Grrr, though. After a week of buying the local paper and collecting tokens for a cheap £15 ticket, I log on to the train company’s website to find all the offer tickets for those dates are taken. And to add insult to injury, there are no actual trains from Newcastle that weekend, so half of my journey will be on a crappy bus. It’s wound up costing me £44 for two singles, and if I miss either of them I’m screwed. Rubbish expensive public transport. It really pisses me off.

But…

HOORAY!




 

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