Welcome to the Ather Community. To help you find your way around this forum, here’s a user guide. We recommend reading through this post to familiarise yourself with the various features, before you go ahead and make your first post.
- Visit the Top page to see the most actively discussed topics in the last year/month/week.
- Visit the Categories page to get a broad overview of what’s going on here.
- Search before opening a new topic, as someone might have already created a topic.
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What you’ll find in this thread:
- Forum rules
- Basic Terms used
Browsing the forum
- Topic lists
- Navigation Tools
- Taking part in conversations
1. Spam, advertising, and self-promotions are prohibited
Ather Forum is designed to help you better understand the products and services offered by Ather Energy. Any spam post or post promoting self or another brand is not allowed. Spamming also includes sending private messages to a large number of different users.
Do not ask for email addresses or phone numbers on the forum or in personal messages.
Your account will be blocked permanently and your posts will be deleted, if you are found not following the guidelines.
2. Do not post ‘offensive’ posts, links or images
Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted on the forum. Use common sense while posting.
3. Search before posting
Please use the search feature to find what you are looking for. Avoid posting questions that are already asked and answered on a previous thread. Do not create topics that already exist and do not need another thread. Please also refrain from posting the same question in several topics/threads. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.
4. Do not PM users asking for help
Do not send private messages to any users asking for help. If you need help, make a new thread in the appropriate forum then the whole community can help and benefit. You can also directly reach out to moderators, list of moderators can be found under this link.
5. Remain respectful of other members at all times
All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective.
However, you are not free to attack, degrade, insult, or otherwise belittle them or the quality of this community. It does not matter what title or power you hold, you are expected to obey this rule.
1. Am I allowed more than one account?
No, there is no reason why you should have more than one account here. If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forum.
2. What happens if I break a rule?
If you break a rule, then you will either be warned or blocked. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.
The administrators and moderators also have the right to edit, delete, move or close any thread or post as they see necessary, without prior warning.
3. What do I do if I see a thread/post which has broken a rule?
Please report the thread/post to the moderators using the flag feature.
4. Where can I find out who is in charge?
The moderators of the forum can be found on the list here.
5. Where do I find vehicle related FAQs? We have a dedicated section for FAQs here.
Here are some very basic terms that will be helpful to keep in mind as you use the forum or read this guide:
- Topic: The collection of messages grouped together in a meaningful conversation, with a title, listed in a category, beginning with an Original Post, and including all replies in chronological order. Elsewhere this might be called a ‘thread’.
- Post: Each element of a topic is referred to as a post. Each post has its own author and can be moved to a different topic if necessary, or even become the start of a new topic.
- Original Post (or OP): The first post in any topic. This is key since it determines the focus of the topic and is what the title and tags will link to.
- Category: The primary means of organizing topics. Each topic is placed in exactly one category. Categories have permissions which can restrict which users can create, reply, and see its topics. You can also configure notification preferences per category or even mute them as explained below. Categories are a similar concept to a ‘forum’ on other sites.
- Tag: A marker placed on a topic to describe it. While a topic can only have one category, it can have multiple tags. New tags can be created by some users. You can read more about the differences between tags and categories.
- User: Different forums may be private or public for anyone to read, but you will always be required to register in order to create posts and record any actions such as bookmarking, liking, tagging, and flagging. Most site activity, therefore, is based around registered Users