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RIP: Tastespotting


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I almost exclaimed outloud when I went to Tastespotting today and found that the site had been taken down completely. There's only a cryptic note saying "in light of recent legal complications, NOTCOT will no longer be operating Tastespotting." Waaaaaaah!

Anyone have any idea what happened?

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I found Tastespotting couple weeks ago and loved it! So inspiring.

There are so many theories around the WWW on why the site is gone, but I still can't get the reason why they closed though. I wish the sites owner could elaborate a bit more her front page farewell note.

What a shame...

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There are two new indexers:

Foodgawker and

Recipemuncher.

The first one relies on what the contributors feel are worth the food-porn feed (like Tastespotting), the second one automatically adds newest entries from member food blogs.

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Spoke too soon!

Two *more* indexers:

Newtastings - has the added features of a tag cloud, saving favorites, and commenting (but otherwise looks like Tastespotting and Foodgawker

FPdaily - (Food Porn Daily is a misnomer-- it is actually updated a few times a day.) is manually edited and added by one person at a much slower pace, but has the advantage of super-insanely large pictures, her personal musings, tags, and if you find the blistering pace at which pictures were added to Tastespotting overwhelming, you will appreciate that the additions are one every few hours and are probably selected more carefully.

Spoke too, too soon!

ONE more indexer!

Tastefix - Extremely simple and minimalist interface (for the visual people), no descriptions except on mouseover makes for a very quick browsing experience.

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I just clicked on Tastespotting. I can't help myself. I'm still having trouble breaking my daily habbit.

I found good news in these couple of updates.

UPDATE 6.19.08:

In trying to resolve this situation, TasteSpotting.com is in the process of having a new owner. She would like you to know that "we're just marinating a bit longer, but tastespotting will be back shortly..."

Also, a link to Liqurious.

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I found Tastespotting couple weeks ago and loved it! So inspiring.

There are so many theories around the WWW on why the site is gone, but I still can't get the reason why they closed though. I wish the sites owner could elaborate a bit more her front page farewell note.

What a shame...

Thats exactly what I thought .

The owner should have shown some respect to its visitors by at least giving meaningful reasons . But they didn't...

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