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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chesswalaBuy best quality chess sets for tournaments 5 months ago

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The local libraries have chess groups, so I don’t really have any excuse. 5 months ago

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seamuslowe53Chess set

I’ve always loved playing chess with my brother. He’s a strategist so he’s always thinking four moves ahead, where I’m the guy who just does things. I’m hoping to buy him a unique chess sets this year for Christmas. 12 months ago

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i like chess :) 3 years ago

LucidNixiePlayed chess with my little cousin

Today was my uncle’s birthday, and we had a nice celebration. My little 6 year old cousin is learning how to play chess and his dad said, “Now we have a good chess player in the house who can teach you!” referring to me, of course. I was flattered but it had been years and years since I’d played. I had a lot of fun playing with my little cousin and I think he did too, but we quit halfway through the game. It was tough because, since I was teaching him, I kept asking him if he was sure he didn’t want a second chance whenever he made a bad move. Enough of that and I was winning the game for him against myself! But it reminded me of how much fun chess can be. :) 3 years ago

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