By Steve Saunders
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I registered but I didn't get my account activation e-mail
I registered and activated my account but now it's disappeared
I forgot my username and password and can't log-in anymore
I can't login with my username and password and I know they are correct
Help! I can login but can't post messages
Forum rules, posting guidelines and what is not allowed on this forum?
E-mail notifications help
If the answer you need isn't here, you can contact us through the forum e-mail address;
Please don't bookmark the e-mail address as we change it
every few weeks.
If you are a total newbie to forums and don't know how to reply to or make new posts (messages), please CLICK HERE for the tutorial.
but my account disappeared.
A. You must post at least once within 24 hours even if only to introduce yourself, because we delete accounts if they don't post within a few days. This is to deter spambots from registering and spamming the forum later on. There is a warning in red letters about this on the registration page which you should have seen, and we also send out a reminder either by PM before deleting accounts. If your account did get deleted, you will have to register again and remember to post within 24 hours this time.
Q. Help! I forgot my username and password and can't log-in anymore.
A. On the login page, just enter the e-mail address you used during registration. An e-mail that contains your username and a special URL that will reset your password to a random one will be sent to this e-mail address. Then you will be able to login again and if you wish, change your password to one that you are more likely to remember.
Q. Help! I can't login with my username and password and I know they are correct.
A. Press the "Reset the cookie used by this board" link on the login page and try again. Most login issues on forums can be fixed by clearing the cookie cache in your browser. The reset link on this forum makes this an easy one-click job. A guide to modifying your browser settings (if you need to) is in the FAQ section as well.
Q. Help! I can login but can't post messages.
A. Try lowering your Internet Explorer security settings. Also, please note that usernames with apostrophes in them can't be used on the forum and will result in an error message when you try to post. This forum software works best in Internet Explorer 5 and later.
Forum Rules and Guidelines for Posting
What is not allowed on this forum?
When registering, don't choose a
username with a rude, offensive or pornographic meaning. This
is a SafeSurf rated site and we immediately delete accounts with
Inflammatory or abusive posts will be deleted, as will posts containing foul language. Please have some respect for the views of other forum members, even if you don't share the same views.
Do not start arguments with other members or berate them just because they have a different opinion on something. All members should expect to be able to post a message without another member jumping on them and trying to start a battle.
Political, guns, religious and racial threads are not allowed.
These topics are banned here simply because they almost always result in
arguments between posters and the thread going down in flames quickly. We have
very rarely ever had one of those type threads that didn't go downhill fast and
very many that did, and they are not worth having here because of all the
trouble they cause.
No using this forum to promote your own or another web site or forum. Registering and posting here in order to promote other forums or web sites is regarded as spam and is not allowed here. Please find somewhere else to advertise your forum or web site.
No spam. Posting your
experience about products or items you find is great, we all like to
hear about these things and share the information. But repeated
spamming or plugging your products is out. Joining the forum just to
plug your products or web site (and never posting anything else) is
frowned on and will definitely see you
quickly banned from
If you want me to post a link to your company or site on my links page, then just let me know and I will oblige. Posting links to other sites with products that you want to let us know about is fine, so long as you don't just register here for that purpose only. You can have a link to your web site (provided it's not a commercial site) in your signature as well, but no images or links to images in the signature without permission please, this just clutters up the forum pages. We do however make some exceptions, so make sure you ask for Admin permission first before putting an image in your signature.
Important information for sellers; Dealers
and vendors (whether full or part-time, big or small, individuals or companies) please
note that this forum is non-commercial and is not a platform for EBay
stores or other businesses. You need Admin consent to advertise here. All I
ask in return for your products exposure to this large community is that you
take the time to participate in some of the forum discussions, and after a
couple of months posting you may have your logo/link in your
signature. You cannot openly advertise products, special offers or
services. The only condition for you to retain your logo/link in your
signature is that you continue to participate in the forum. A few
posts a month will keep your profile and logo visible to all the 33,000 and
growing membership. There is no charge for having your logo/link visible, just
participate in some of the discussions.
No flaming or abusive posts please, or foul language in your posts either. No inflammatory, political, guns, religious, racial or other content that might offend your fellow forum members. Personal attacks on the public forum are not allowed. Have a bit of respect for the views of other forum users, even if you don't share the same views.
Trolls and flamers are not tolerated here and will be banned
as soon as we see them start trolling.
Any member posting hate threads or trying to stir up trouble for any part of any
community, race, religion or occupation will be banned.
Hate threads against other people not allowed. Do
not try to stir up trouble for any part of any community, race,
religion or occupation. This means no hate posts against anyone
including police, politicians, religious leaders or other forum
PM's (Private Messages) between you and other members or Moderators/Admins are private and should not be posted or quoted on the public forum.
You agree, through your use of the BB service and Steve Saunders Goldwing forums, that you will not use the resource to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or you have the permission of the copyright owner to reproduce the item(s). If you do not agree with these basic conditions of use, then please join another forum.
It pays to actually read your posts before clicking the "send" button. No-one likes abusive posters, the best bet is to either ignore or report them to the Moderators or Administrators with a Private Message. The Administrator and Moderator contact links are at the top of each forum and there is a large CONTACT US button on the main forum page. If you have a bone to pick with a particular member, please use the Private Messaging (PM) facility to do it with them in a civil manner instead of posting it publicly on the forum. Abusive posts/threads will just be deleted as they serve no useful purpose to the rest of the members.
The Technical Forum is the foundation stone of goldwingfacts.com and the rest of the forum has grown around it. Please use it for posting technical questions and answers and. There is a very high percentage of quality information to be found there and we have no room in it for posts that are counter-productive to maintaining a quality technical forum for all Goldwing riders and owners to enjoy.
There is a foul language filter on the forum and it replaces any offending characters with asterisks where needed.
No links to porn sites, ever.
You are welcome to e-mail me at or login to the forum and send me (wingnut) a PM if you have questions about the web site or forum, or problems using it. But please refrain from contacting me with questions about Goldwing maintenance or parts, the forum is the best place to ask these things. Do not contact me with advertising offers, affiliate offers etc. I am not interested and I will not be manipulated into taking part in these things. I have long since given up replying to such messages.
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Fundraising for forum members needing help.
To ensure clarity and fairness when fundraising for
members who need help, before starting a fundraiser thread please first contact
a member of our Donations for Members,
Review Team; Rudy
No exceptions to this. The team member will raise this with the other members of the team and with one of the forum admins.
Specific information will be needed from anyone looking for help, before approval is given;
1. What is the money needed for?
2. How much is needed?
Additional information may be asked for.
Once approved, a team member will make a post and give details of the fundraiser, make daily reports and close the thread when the goals are met or the time limit for the fundraiser has been reached.
Threads about the fundraiser in other areas of the forum will be allowed only for reference to the fundraiser thread or for prayers and well wishes for the recipient.
All monies collected will be turned over to the fundraiser recipient. The daily reports will list/update only the amount collected, all donors will be kept anonymous in the thread.
At this time, it is intended that any member who avails of a fundraiser, gets just the one. This stance may be subject to change, or on a case by case basis.
Click here for more information on this
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People who abuse the friendly and good natured style of this forum run the risk of being banned from posting messages here in the future. They may get a Private Message (PM) warning them about any objectionable posts, any further abuse of the Message Board will see their membership revoked without further warning or notice and with no additional correspondence from me on the matter.
Your use of the resources on Steve Saunders Goldwing Page indicates that you have read, understood and fully agree with any and all conditions in these Forum FAQ's. These conditions may occasionally be updated.
E-mail notifications help.
How to get around the spam and junk mail filters.
Many members of this world wide family use email accounts
provided by some Internet Service Providers such as Hotmail, Gmail
and Yahoo. The notification email, that is
the one that tells you someone has posted a reply to a topic you
have contributed to, or that you have received a PM is sometimes
being treated as spam, or junk mail so you may or may not be getting
your notifications here is a short guide for some of the more
popular email accounts on how to insure this does not happen.
Login to your email account as you would do normally.
In the Light blue bar at the top, just below the dark blue bar on the right hand side there is a link “Options” click on this.
On the options page under “Junk Mail” click on “Safe and blocked senders”.
On the next page click on “Safe Senders”.
In the box below “Sender or domain to mark as safe: ” type goldwingfacts.com and click the “Add to List” button.
That’s it done.
Login to your email account as you would do normally.
Check you “spam” folder, if there are any mails from the goldwingfacts forum click on it and then click the “not spam” button.
In Yahoo mail it appears you have to state that spam mail is “spam” so you should be ok, if anyone knows different please let me know and I will amend this.