At one time Gather was a great site. Around 2006-2007 there were member managers. There was a group of them that did a great job. Their top manager was Susan and she was fair, honest, caring and decent. Then there was Kevin. He was power hungry and eager to cause trouble. He started out helpful then turned on Susan and her other assistants. He decided he wanted power and would do anything to get it. He drove a wedge in between rightful management (Susan was hired and on payroll, Kevin was not) and made life so miserable that ones that didn't quit, disappeared. He ruined a site that was doing great with a lot of talent in photography, essays and even informational articles. Aftera mass exodus, FB offered a number of the admins a short term position which most took. When the admins left, hundreds of Gather members went with them. Long story short. If Gather had had a better handle on their members and supported the admins, the group would have continued to grow. As it is, it's dead. And it's no ones fault but Gather.