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    GUIDE How To Enable/Disable Google AdSense

    It is a fairly easy process to enable or disable Google AdSense for those that joined after May 18, 2020. Simply go to your Preferences which can be found by clicking your name or avatar ("profile picture") for those that are on a mobile device in the menu bar. On this page, you will see your...
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    Awaiting Feedback Okinawa.Org Shoutbox?

    We've been sitting on implementing a shoutbox on Okinawa.Org for a while now. We don't know if it would get much use here or not, or, whether it would have a purpose above what the forums could provide. Is this an option that we should turn on? If anything, the only way we would see it being...
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    Awaiting Feedback Okinawa.Org Referral Contests

    Okinawa.Org has the capability to run referral contests. The idea of a referral contest is to get more people to at least attempt to try our website out over using other social media platforms while in Okinawa and speaking on the topic—or off-topic in Off Topic Okinawa if desired. However, we'd...
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    Awaiting Feedback Would You Like Personal Blogs?

    Would personal blogs be of interest to you as opposed to guest blogging on our Okinawa Blog? A personal blog would be much like a personal media gallery and designed like our blog at the same time. However, it would give you the option to post series and posts that could be discussed in the...
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    GUIDE How To Embed Items Into Posts

    It's a fairly simple process of embedding multiple types of media from different sources on this forum into any post. Most users will see this toolbar: You will want to select the three dots in followed by the dropdown triangle as seen below: This will open up the option of embedding a...
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    Implemented User Enable/Disabled Ads & Donations

    Awaiting feedback stages and brainstorming donations ideas from the article and poll below... Please take a moment to read our article, Okinawa.Org Revenue Drop. We are going to stay true to an ad-free experience for all members. The ads for members will be less intrusive and can be adjusted...
  7. Okinawa.Org Revenue Drop

    Poll Okinawa.Org Revenue Drop

    A lot of businesses in Okinawa are suffering due to COVID-19. We can't say that we are one, as some are going bankrupt, but we have been slightly impacted. We offered our community an ad-free experience for those that chose to sign up. At the time, our revenue was stable displaying ads to...
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    GUIDE Tag, Reply Or Multi-Quote

    There are three ways to go about replying to someone's post. Tagging The first and easiest way to reply to someone is to directly refer to them by their username. You can do so by typing the @ symbol followed by their username. A drop down of similar names will appear as you type out more of...
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    Awaiting Feedback How can I access Okinawa.Org forums?

    OK I just found out how to answer my last question...I go up to the top of the page and hit forums. And not the little arrow pointing down. :(
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    FAQ Benefit Of Okinawa.Org Membership

    Okinawa.Org will always be free to browse, whether you register or not. However, there are some nice benefits that come along with joining the community. By becoming a member, you get to post reviews, anonymously or under your username, in our Places Okinawa yellow pages directory; ask a...
  11. 2019 Okinawa.Org Year-End Review

    News 2019 Okinawa.Org Year-End Review

    Ironically, this site first went live on this day in 2018, and, besides describing what great features we had to provide to registered users and visitors alike on that day, not much else happened. Since then, we've immensely grown over 2019 and have experienced and shared quite a lot of unique...
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    INFO Off Topic Okinawa Rules

    Not everything has to be on-topic about Okinawa. We wanted to create a fun and relaxing forum environment where randomness and banter can occur in a constructive manner. As such, we're opening our "Off Topic Okinawa" forum where you are able to post whatever you wish. The only rule that we have...
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    POLL Colors of Okinawa.Org

    The color scheme of Okinawa.Org is based on Okinawa's official color shade of red (#c8003e for those that understand HTML) as well as variations of it. We are wondering if these colors are too bright and if we should tone them down, use other traditional Okinawan colors, or create a "dark...
  14. Like, Share & Tag To Be Eligible To Win $20

    News Like, Share & Tag To Be Eligible To Win $20

    We're giving away a good portion of our earnings here at Okinawa.Org this week to two lucky winners, early enough to enjoy spending it on Black Friday fighting over that new toaster that you really didn't need in the first place with a random stranger at the PX. Both parties will receive a $20...
  15. 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...
  20. 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...