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The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group

L'Association Canadienne de Motos Anciennes

How To:

The "How To" items on this page are for current CVMG Members and require that you be signed into the system.  If you are experiencing difficulty signing into the system, please check the "HELP" page and then contact the CVMG Membership Secretary for additional help.

Available "How To" Instructions cover:


- Download the CVMG News:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

Look at the "Menu Bar" on the left side of the page and click on "CVMG News Online". On the resulting page, the current CVMG NEWS is located at the top of the page. These are all PDF files, and so you must have a reader that can read or decode Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. By scrolling down the page you can see back issues listed and can download these.  NOTE: These are large files and may take several minutes to load depending on your ISP account. 

Problems associated with the download can be due to many things including your firewall settings, your ISP provider, the amount of available space on your local hard drive, your type of internet connection etc. However if after trying to download one of these files a few times you continue to have trouble please send an email to the webadmins so they can double check that the problem is not on the CVMG end.

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Use the "View Profile" option to renew and update:

- Renew my membership:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

Click on "View Profile" found in the upper right corner below your name. You will find a button "Renew until....." on the right side of the page near your membership due date. Click this and follow the steps to pay online or mail a cheque.

- Change my profile:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

Click on "View Profile" found in the upper right corner below your name.  Click on "Edit" and scroll down changing the information you want changed or adding a picture as desired.  Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to  "SAVE" once you are finished making changes.

You can use this option to decide NOT to receive a hardcopy of "The CVMG News" and to request an automatice e-mail when the current version of "The CVMG News" is posted.

- Change my privacy settings:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

Click on "View Profile" found in the upper right corner below your name.  Click on "Edit" and look for privacy settings.  Be sure to "SAVE" once you change any information.

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- Post in Buy and Sell:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

  1. Go to the "Buy" or to the "Sell" page.
  2. Click on the "CREATE" button.  This allows you to put a title for your item and then a description. 
  3. Be sure to add a way for the viewer to contact you and remember, this page is viewable by anyone who looks at the CVMG site - member or not!

Here is a WORD document that may help:To Create, Edit or Delete and item for sale or wanted.doc

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- Posting Photos:

You must be a CVMG member and logged onto the site.

Steve Ball, has written a procedure which while not straight forward, does still work. We continue to look for a 'simple' method, but for the moment at least this will have to do. You can download a copy of his instructions by clicking on "Inserting multiple Photos on CVMG website.doc" to allow you to post photos into your Wanted, For Sale and Forum postings.

It is also possible to insert a Link on your posting to an external location where your photos are stored.  Individuals clicking this link would be taken to the external web site where they could view your photos. To do that, your photo must be hosted on an external web site (Picasa, Flickr, your own web site, etc.) Just highlight the text that describes the photo, select the 'Link' button', then click 'Insert link' and paste in the URL of your photo.  

The other way is to view profile and then click on "photo albums" link at top of page, then click on create album. Then you can add album name, description and upload five photos at a time. See example http://www.cvmg.ca/Sys/PublicProfile/89504/

As the site is not designed as a photo management site, external sites such as Yahoo Flickr, Google Picasa, and others make it easier to manage photos.
The CVMG site albums have to be loaded in the order you want the photos to be displayed with the exception of the cover photo.

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