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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WebPoobahSo Long and Thanks for all the Fun ...

Well, I never really actively tried to stop playing City of Heroes. However, I haven’t logged on since January and to tell you the truth, I have very little motivation to play CoH these days. The cure for CoH (Or Massively Multiplayer Online RPGs in general) that saved this Gaming Addict? ... Ruby on Rails. I knew that if I ever were to stop playing games and do something productive, I’d need something that interested me and was as much fun as CoH. Months and months ago, I basically scoffed(?) at this notion. Java is boring. Python is cool (but not nearly enough to pull me away from CoH). Nothing appeared on my radar that was even close to curing my of my CoH addiction.

Enter Ruby on Rails. When the buzz started up about RoR late last year and the beginning of this year, it piqued my interest enough to check it out. Maybe 10 minutes later (i.e. the famous “10 minute Rails Intro video” I was completely hooked. This is what Web apps were meant to be! Nowadays, if I have any free time at all … it’s spent engrossed in Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

Thanks Dave Thomas, Matz and DHH! 9 years ago

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