1. Okinawa Events Released!

    News Okinawa Events Released!

    The long-awaited (for us) Okinawa Events calendar—which completes the core of our site, Okinawa.Org—has been released! This calendar will feature events aggregated by staff from various local sources such as towns and cities, newspapers and other various places to bring you the best of things...
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    Release Of Okinawa Events!

    Today is an all-day event to test our first event added to the Okinawa Events calendar on a live version of our website that is publicly viewable to all. You can expect more great events and things to do in Okinawa in the coming days. Sign up or sign in to stay informed! :)
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    ARCHIVED Why can't I post in Okinawa Pin Drops?

    Why Can't I Post In Okinawa Pin Drops? Okinawa Pin Drops is a new forum which allows for posting GPS coordinates (a requirement as some places are not indexed on Google); addresses of places that are auto-completed from a live search which will automatically populate the GPS coordinates; and as...
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    GUIDE Obtaining the best answer to your Okinawa Questions

    Introduction While these aren't rules in the Q&A forum, per se, it's set up to help organize questions in such a manner to receive the best possible answer by having a descriptive question up front that entices click-through and engagement. If you happen to forget to put it in a question...
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    Implemented Map of locations

    Hi- One of the things I find most frustrating about blogs or info sites, is the info is not broken up by location. To clarify: Often, points of interest, cafes, shopping, etc. will be divided by category (which is great!) but it provides all of the beaches, cafes, etc. all over the island. When...
  6. Additional Features & Site Changes

    Additional Features & Site Changes

    Here are a couple updates that we pushed out this week to improve the user experience here on's forum. Profile Covers It seems like just about every social network known to man allows you to customize your profile. We asked ourselves, "Why not here?" So, we've implemented profile...
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    GUIDE Setting Your Profile Cover

    Setting Your Profile Cover It's a fairly simple process to set your profile cover, for as long as you have the ability to resize your pictures to below 2500 pixels in width and 1500 pixels in height on whichever device you're using or can find an image on the web within this range (you can...
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    GUIDE Official Okinawa.Org accounts and their purposes

    If one account with total permissions were to be compromised in an attack, it'd have devastating effects for user experience. Therefore, we've separated accounts into only having permissions set to only execute certain tasks. For a better understanding of this, below are the official accounts of...
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    FAQ Privacy Settings FAQ

    Privacy FAQ All account related privacy settings can be found in the Privacy section of Okinawa.Org. This is also accessible by clicking on your avatar (or avatar followed by your name on a desktop view) and "Privacy" from the sub-menu. How do I change my online status? Your online status...
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    GUIDE Limits on forums, threads, posts, conversations, etc.

    New Member Limitations Because forums are heavily bombarded by bots and spammers that have a malicious intent on forum usage, new member accounts have certain restrictions in place. These limitations are outlined in the following section as well as how they can be lifted. Signatures Signature...
  11. New Look for Questions and Answers

    New Look for Questions and Answers

    While we initially opened Okinawa.Org with the Okinawa Questions forum, it was formatted in a normal thread view layout. This would almost certainly make finding the best answer out of many replies impossible, for the original poster to the typical visitor coming from a search engine that is...
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    Answered Where can I test Okinawa.Org forum features?

    I'm new to using a forum and don't quite know how to publish posts. Where can I test posting?
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    GUIDE Okinawa.Org Services and Resources

    Welcome to Okinawa.Org! Okinawa.Org’s mission is to be the largest Okinawa community on the web. Connect with people on the island. Stay informed. Learn. Share. All for free! Okinawa.Org Services and Resources: Introductions: Introduce yourself and network with the Okinawa community! Okinawa...
  14. The Launch of Okinawa.Org

    The Launch of Okinawa.Org

    As of December 31, 2018, Okinawa.Org opens its doors to the public for alpha testing on early release beta software (huh?). We are asking the first members to give us critical feedback on site usage to make it a better place for all interested in Okinawa to use. This site is built on a forum...