Most of what you've been reading on the blogs and articles about simonseeks is more or less true, Simon is withdrawing his funding from the website as he feels the current business model is unsustainable as a long term investment.
However, some of the comments I have read are nothing more than hearsay and the ultimate future of simonseeks is still yet to be confirmed. The current simonseeks team is mostly those who were involved back in 2009 when we first launched and we are all keen to see the site carry on in some form or other. We are currently discussing ways in which we may be able to continue without Simon's investment and we hope to be able to give an update within the next few weeks.
As a result of the investment being withdrawn, we have had to stop the commissioning of paid content. However, it is business as usual as far as anything else is concerned - including the community travel guides.
As you can imagine, there is lots for us to discuss and consider and I hope you can bear with us over the next few weeks whilst we come to an agreement on the future of simonseeks.
As always, and perhaps now more than ever, your thoughts and ideas are welcome.