I went to check out one of my favorite sites, TastsSpotting, this morning, only to find a note that said "Thanks for great 18 months! In light of recent legal complications, NOTCOT will no longer be operating tastespotting.com. -Jean, NOTCOT, 6-13-08."
I am so bummed right now. TasteSpotting was such a beautiful site, featuring the best food of the internet. I wonder what kind of legal troubles they had? I always submitted my own photos and links, and I was pleased as punch if they made it on. Not only because my hits would quadruple, but because they had high standards for what photos looked good, so If mine made it, I felt proud! I know you could submit photos and links to other people's sites, so maybe something happened there...someone's photo showed up who didn't want it to? But who wouldn't want to be on TasteSpotting?!?!
Ugh. This is upsetting. More discussions of this on metafilter, seriouseats and chowhound.