We love getting feedback about your Gather experience. In fact, some great ideas for site enhancement have come from Gather members. If you have a suggestion, send it to Gather Member Support. We're listening.
Joining is free
Yes. Gather membership is absolutely free.
Email address confirmation
Confirming your email address is how we make sure you're a real person and
prevent spam and other undesirable behavior on Gather. Be sure to take this
step right away; your registration isn't complete until you confirm. After 7
days, if you don't confirm your email address, your registration will expire
and your username will be released.
Be assured: we respect your privacy. Gather never sells or rents member email
addresses. And YOU decide what email communications you wish to receive (if
any) on your email preferences page.
Email confirmation problems
Don't worry; we'll get you set up. One possible problem is the link you
received in your email may be disabled. Typically this happens if the link
associated with your invitation is incomplete. You can copy the visible link
from your email and paste the link URL into your internet browser's address
bar. Be sure to copy the entire link and make sure it isn't broken into two or
Use your cursor to highlight the entire link.
Copy the link.
Place your cursor into your internet browser's address bar.
Paste the link into the address bar.
Press Enter on your keyboard.
you've tried the options above and are still having trouble, you can still
register for Gather.
Registration takes about a minute. If you continue to have
trouble, please use our Contact Member Support form
and provide a detailed description of what happened when you tried the steps
Gather emails in my spam folder
If the email is in your spam folder, select the message and mark it as
"not spam" or "not junk." Make sure
email@example.com is not blocked by your spam prevention settings and
doesn't appear on your blocked senders list. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to
your address book and/or safe email list, plus email@example.com for
Gather news updates and firstname.lastname@example.org for
contest and events information. To ensure you'll continue to receive emails
Outlook Users: From the Actions menu, select Junk E-mail and "Add Sender to Safe Senders List"
Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL Users: Click the "Add Address" or "Save Address" button or link beside the "From" address at the top of this message
Users of Other Email Systems: Please follow the software or service-provider's instructions for adding email@example.com to your "safe senders list" or "whitelist."
My username Your username can be any combination of up to 16 numbers or
lowercase letters. Don't use capitals, spaces, symbols, or underscores. Your
username is different from your display name, which is how your name will
appear on Gather.
Gather username is the only personal info you are unable to update. If you need
to change your username, please get in touch with us using our Contact Member Support form.
Send us your existing username and three alternatives for
a new username (in case one and two are already in use by other Gather
members). We'll notify you when the change has been made.
We'd hate to see you go. But if you'd like to cancel your membership, please get in
touch with us using our Contact Member
Support form. Be sure to include both your username and your primary email address on Gather. Once your
account is closed, all of your content, Gather Points, and preferences will be deleted from Gather. An alternative
is to visit your "email preferences" page and turn off all your email notification preferences. This will make your
account dormant in case you wish to try Gather again in the future.