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Introducing: Bokworld


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Admin, Original Content, RWC 2011 on 2 Sep 2011 at 06:20
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It’s the 2nd of September and the 2011 Rugby World Cup is just a few short days away. We’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to prepare a special surprise just in time for the start of the greatest rugby competition on earth and are proud to announce the birth of our sister-site (insert drumroll)… Bokworld!

Bokworld, you say? What on earth is that?

Allow me to elaborate!

Just as we’ve spent the last 3.5 and a half years growing Sharksworld from a crazy idea in a few people’s heads into what it is today (and what it is, by the way, is the premier non-official Sharks website anywhere in the world, just in case you were wondering!) we’ve decided that it’s time to launch a sister-site that is more focused on the international rugby scene – with our beloved Springboks as the focus. Having the two sites running in parallel (run by the same people, of course and according to the same rules and principles) will allow us to be a bit more specific in targeting our content at the appropriate audience. In short, Sharksworld continues to provide you nothing but the best coverage of the Sharks and South African domestic (and regional) rugby, while Bokworld is where we’ll cover international news and opinion.

But wait, you cry… does these mean I’m getting LESS for my money on Sharksworld?

The answer to that, of course, is not really, because the sites are run by the same people, with the same great group of authors providing the content. Any international stories that would, in the past, have gone up on Sharksworld will now be published on Bokworld, but if you have a look to your right, you’ll notice that we’re providing clear links to those stories from here. Even better news is that you can use your existing Sharksworld login details over at Bokworld without needing to register again. The experience, in short, should be pretty close to seamless.

You’ll even get Sharksworld points for making comments on Bokworld! Now isn’t that nice?

So that’s it, really! Head on over to Bokworld to read the welcome article and have a look around at some of the World Cup stories we’ve already got up there – and rest assured there will be PLENTY more in the days and weeks to come. Rest assured, though, that we remain as committed as ever to good old Sharksworld – we love this place, it is our baby and is not ever going ANYWHERE – and will continue to bring you everything that you’ve come to expect and now a whole lot more, through the combination of Sharksworld and Bokworld.



35 Comments

  • I LIKE!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.09.11 06:58:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : why thank you :) I do too!

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.09.11 07:05:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now all we need is for the bloody World Cup to kick off already!!

    Well done Rob! This is a great initiative!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.09.11 07:13:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rob, your new site won’t let me log in with my Sharksworld credentials. Apparently I have insufficient permission!?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.09.11 07:21:15 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 4) : oh dear… let me fix

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.09.11 07:22:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good stuff. :razz:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.09.11 07:34:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 4) : sorry about that… it’s all fixed now.

    Permissions thing

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.09.11 07:35:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob are you going to create a mobile site for Bokworld?

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.09.11 07:40:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) :

    DAMN RIGHT on both counts. :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.09.11 07:40:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Thanks!

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.09.11 07:41:57 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : in time, yes!

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.09.11 07:42:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Cool.

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.09.11 07:43:42 by Ben Reply
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  • looks awesome!

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.09.11 08:24:49 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 13) : thanks!

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.09.11 08:49:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • :cool:

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.09.11 08:52:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Moer hulle! :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.09.11 09:34:00 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) :

    Moer hulle weer en weer. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.09.11 10:42:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Great idea and all the best with it’s success! But why is the colour scheme black? Shouldn’t it be more, sort of, green and goldish?

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.09.11 10:42:34 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 18) :

    I dont think there was any intentional colour selection to be based with the Sharks..

    The SW site has always had a blue stint to it..

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.09.11 10:45:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : I thought it was because the shark is a Blue Mako. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.09.11 11:01:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Nice one guys, looking forward to using…

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.09.11 11:27:10 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • “run … according to the same rules and principles”

    Great stuff! This will fill a great need because just about every discussion on the other SA rugby sites inevitably veers down the exact same path. You can draw your own conclusions on what exactly that path is.

    I’ll let all my non-Shark buddies know about the site.

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.09.11 11:53:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.09.11 12:21:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 22) : Excellent. Spread the word.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.09.11 12:22:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Nice one Robd !

    Can’t believe its been 4 years already …have come a long way.

    Congrats to you KSA and all involved.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.09.11 18:18:19 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 25) : you gotta stop disappearing like that :) Where are you now?

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.09.11 18:20:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 25) : you won’t believe it dude… but I’m going to be BACK in NL for the start of this year’s world cup too!

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.09.11 18:21:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    Excellent !

    Cant change it now .. :lol: Its a good omen , Im in Joburg now and should be for a while. You remember the pub the kangaroo where u told me of your idea … and ofcourse the Eng game ..

    Will u be in Den Haag ?

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.09.11 18:27:46 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 28) : na – amsterdam.

    And yes – I remember all the discussions we had. You helped me get through some very tough times when my “blogging destiny” seemed to be quite severely hampered by some very narrow-minded people!

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.09.11 18:38:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : :smile:

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.09.11 18:46:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    Nice the Dam !

    lol I recall … wonder where those narrow minded people are blogging now.

    Great idea on Bokworld , I only come here for my rugga news and an international flavour will be exciting.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.09.11 18:46:16 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 31) : well – mostly the same place as always :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.09.11 18:51:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    By the way howz the running going ?

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.09.11 18:51:38 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    Gotcha ;-)

    I’d hate to see what kind are posting over at the smurf site ..

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.09.11 18:53:00 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 33) : ugh… afraid it isn’t… got a pesky ITB strain that just ins’t going away.

    Need to get off my ass and do something about it

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.09.11 19:10:13 by robdylan Reply
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