Heads up: “Place lists” moving from Lists of Bests to 43 Places

This is a post about two of our lesser-known websites, 43 Places and Lists of Bests.

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve begun work on a big revamp of 43 Places.  One of our first orders of business is improving the way users can create lists of places.  To simplify the list-making process across all our websites, we’re going to move all the Lists of Bests place lists into 43 Places.

No need to worry about missing lists, lost data, or broken links, as nothing will be removed in the process.  You’ll still be able to track your progress as you step foot onto each of the 7 continents, and keep checking off items on the 50 places to see before you die.

As always, please let us know if you have suggestions on how we can improve our sites, even if the suggestions aren’t related to hyphenation.

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5 Responses to Heads up: “Place lists” moving from Lists of Bests to 43 Places

  1. Hello. I tried to contact you about the problem with 43 places API several times, but to now avail. I’ll try it here.

    There seems to be a problem with the ‘place search’ API in terms of the ‘paging’ params i.e. max, offset. No matter what I put there it always returns the same result set. In other words, it doesn’t take into consideration paging params what so ever. Here’s the API link: http://www.43places.com/about/view/web_service_methods_places#search_places

    Would someone please look into it?


    P.S. I’m trying to build an iPhone app.

  2. Hi,
    I’m wondering why cheering someone doesn’t mean that they are getting a notification that they have been cheered? If you don’t notify the person that they have been cheered than it is difficult for them to communicate with the receiver. Was the website for 43 places always designed this way?
    yours truly, Bobby. S

  3. Bobby S - Disclaimer: I’m not a member of the Robot Co-op, so I’m not speaking for them.

    From the viewpoint of a user: if someone wants to know who cheered them, that information is available on his/her profile. I know I’d go NUTS if I got a notification every time I got cheered. A passive system, where I can check it any time I want makes a lot more sense.

  4. Claire is correct, you can go to:


    to see your cheers. Also, we haven’t implemented email notifications, but if you are comfortable using RSS feeds, you can get notified when you get cheers using this RSS feed:


    I hope this will suffice, for now.

    Robot Co-op

  5. I love this site !

    thats all i wanted to say.

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