I don't think all the lessons learned about it have gone away, I think they'll be incorporated in other ways, but the way people are using concrete5 these days leads us to worrying more about features that are really asked for by web teams and developers building sites for organizations and businesses. These people have a specific way that they want something to look and function, and the best part about the Gathering was that it was somewhat random and presented your content in different ways. Yes, it would try to present certain types of content in certain ways, and if you modified a gathering tile it would remember your changes, but at the end of the day we simply couldn't figure out a real use case for how what we had started building would work on a live site.
The code is still there. It's certainly possible that we'll revive it. We're proud of it and I still think there's merit it in it.
Thanks for response.
I really thought this idea had legs. The ability to pull stuff in from various sources easily and present it well should be a great feature. This sort of thing goes down really well with many of my clients:
but is nigh on impossible for non-coders to produce.
Hope it gets resurrected at some time . . .
could you tell what is working and what's not? or do you have some documentation lying around somewhere together with a repo to play around a bit?
nice! but unfortunately google+ and facebook is missing.
Those are for 5.6, but both of those will be in a single package for 5.7, called "Social Feed Suite". Should be a month or two before it's available (including the PRB review process).