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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...
  2. Okinawa

    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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    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...
  4. 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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    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...
  8. 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...
  9. Marron Matters: The Series – Introduction

    Marron Matters: The Series – Introduction

    Marron Matters is a series on our blog that follows Marron, our lovable adoptee from Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society (OAARS), and her new family around Okinawa to anywhere willing to accommodate pets or where allowed. My wife, who was already interested in Marron, without showing me...
  10. 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...