I was on yahoo messenger boards then on Don Henry the Vampire Website before getting word of this place by an old lady friend on mine that went by the name of Countess. Please do share with us all on how you came here thank you.
I was on a place one called
Vampire social. Then, they started
Shutting down. Like how vampire
Freaks are going to do in feb.
I joined a book forum by a specific author. I'm not that good at reading, go figure, I love romantic novels. The book series was called Vampire Kisses.
I enjoyed their forums because I had people to connect to. Unfortunately I was young and trolls were bigger back then. So I took things personally and didn't like it there anymore.
I wanted to find another "vampire " forum but I didn't want to get into the roleplaying scene. To be honest, I was kicked out of other "vampire " forums for not being a believer.
Vampire freaks I didn't join believe it or not, till years later. I felt like it hit too close to home with the amount of people who lived nearby me. I was afraid of stalkers.
Vampire Rave gave me comfort and new friends. Now I'm not so anonymous.
I am still in the same place as I was before, seeking knowledge.
my head buried in books
I have to agree with Doru post. Same place... seeking knowledge.
1995 - 2001 Undernet IRC chat channel #vampires.
1999 - 2002 VampireRadio.com
2002 - 2006 Acrimony.org
2005 - Present VampireRave.com
It's hard for me to say when I was first on the "Internet". I got online in 1985 with a 300 baud modem. At this time there were only BBS's (bulletin board systems). This modem was so slow, I could read faster than the text appeared on the screen.
In the late 80s the BBS's started to interconnect. Around this time I gained access to the University of Michigan intranet. It was connected to other universities.. so I could "hop" to other networks. This was the very early Internet, but it wasn't called the Internet until around 1991. Prior to '91, the Internet was virtually 100% textual, and very very slow.
Head in books as well.
Wondering around, lost.
I was on Yahoo for year before finding VR. The chatrooms on Yahoo, allowed me to meet friends all over the world and share stories and information. The vampire world was far more "lurkish" at that point. When I found VR, I had stepped away from my vampire roots for a number of years. I guess you can never just walk away.
books, several tribal face book groups i agree with Doru seeking knowledge and wow the last month has been a real learning month - the forgotten
No Longer Registered
I was on vampire freaks
Living my life. Just the same as I am now.
I found this place bc a friend sugested it to me when VF shut down ^^
Was here from way before,come back once in a while.Was on Facebook and all that social media junk before that.Find this way more chill
I was in the yahoo graveyard chat as winglessangel.
Then my buddies and I went to There.com.
I made my way here around 2004 or 2005 off and on.
I came from VampireFreaks, but a long time ago I was on VampireRave. I'm also on GoneGothic and GothWire.
I don't even remember how I stumbled upon VR and that scares me a bit :) my original account was BleedingTear, I think it was around 2006.
Before this I was on herzeleid, a Rammstein fan page where you could have an account and read forums. And of course, as many more, on Yahoo Messenger and MSN.
My first contact with the internet was on the internet as well, on a fee IRC channels. Never joined vampire freaks or other vampire communities besides this one.
Oh and of course, I was living my teen life and now I'm just adulting around :)
I came from VampireFreaks. This place seems really awesome so far.
I was on VampireFreaks before coming here.
I hadn't really searched for any sites or societies to be part of the Rave was introduced to me by a close friend who thought that I would like the place. I am still keeping my head down and in books still learning I guess.
I was creating a website on Vampires on geocities. I am not sure if they are still running that domain. Research led me here. Those were the days, really.
I was merely floating about on random vampire forums...neither here nor there til I caught wind of this place :) now I'm all about learning.
I was just out lost in the world. Stumbled upon the site and stuck around for many years before dancing in the stars. Hope I can find what I had before ...
Small yuku forum called Blood and Roses, catered to OVC and helping others learn. DrinkDeeplyandDream was another I frequented as well as Smoke and Mirrors- Vampire and otherkin forum. It was mostly for friends and meetups, which I am grateful for. I have met some awesome people in person over the years, and this site has brought me new forever friendships:)
just web surfing till i found vr
Originally I was online at SFNet then as that started to collapse I found Tribe.net then as it started to change, I found this place.
Alone in a dark room, just waiting to meet vampire interested persons? :)
I was on some artist's community website. It was by chance that someone saw my photos and said I might like it here.
I was originally on vampire freaks as well
Before this site, I didn't really do sites of this kind before. This was totally new to me.
My internet Life has been intetesting, as far as social media goes, I started with aol chat rooms, neopets, doll palace, and eventually myspace when it started. It was my search for vampire fangs and research that landed me on the vampire rave.
Was on a vampire site Drink Deeply and Dream. I also was part of a Yuku group that catered to ovc called Blood and Roses. It was quite interesting as I have met so many good people. Vampire Rave was recommended to me by a friend over a decade ago and lookie I got hookie and I'm, still here:). The way this site evolves is such a wonderful thing. I can't wait to see what the next decade will bring us:)
Friend sent me an invite here almost 11 years ago on a different profile
As she knew had an interest in the supernatural and the occult and thought I would like it here
Most groups forums I belonged to where either PSP or Wiccan pagan groups
AOL...Living In A Apartment...
A yahoo chatroom called The Graveyard as Winglessangel.
I was in person through Meetup before quarantine shut down my state...a whole year ago lol
Watching and studying the patterns of social progression, other than that... going on benders and encouraging others to do the same.
Yahoo, msn, aol chat rooms.
Lupine Life and facebook and some myspace
this was my first site like this. years ago. and then life intervened. thought I'd peak around and see what was new. pleasantly surprised how much i miss it.
Oh, heavens... LoL
You could probably name one and I've likely sampled it to some degree. Never stuck around much, though. And even when I did, I seemed to really p*ss people off a lot with my honesty (despite most of them asking me to be just that).
Most of what I did, however, was stick to libraries both online and physical. I've never really been satisfied with what I knew already. I always had/have to "push the envelope" to the point of even making some of the old "RVC" really unhappy with me.
I came here from VampireFreaks about 15 years ago at the request of my former best friend, MistressNightShade. In that time, I have brought a few people here, such as NightBlossom, the Sire, and others.
Even though the Military keeps me way, I try to return every few years or so, if I can.
I was on a Werewolf site, not many or any mainstream sites for Dragons, and not many sites for many things
Before I came the VR, I was sitting alone in my room, wishing I had somewhere that I could be myself without judgement or ridicule. (my family do not believe that I am a Vampire.)
As far as forums are concerned, this was the first to truly
captivate my attention. Although my social life is very active
and I move around a lot, VR is a place that I find myself
wanting to come back to, again and again. It is a great niche, a
magnificent place to learn and to share knowledge, and it's
community is what makes it so amazing. ~Dee
Idk, I mean I'm on reddit alot and instagram and discord. To be honest i just stumbled upon this website by accident because I was just looking to see if any vampire sites were still up from back then. As a human this site is more friendlier to me than the discord servers I've been on. Then again it's discord
Eff... So this is where I show my age.
I started out on the IRC.
Then there a few year hiatus mostly offline when I was into the local scene. Then AOL, Yahoo & myspace before VR.
I did hunt knowledge to theese kind of things to on different sites. I stumbled on VR by accident and realised it was just what i seeked after ,a place where i could gain knowledge.
Prior to this I was on Vampireafreaks.
This was my second "forum" site.
I found VR in 2005 through the Database- but had ended up enlisting when I was 19 in the army and deleted my original account due to not knowing if I'd ever be able to commit time to the site.
Rejoined a few years later and have been here since.
Chat rooms, The Palace, MySpace...
I was on Otherkin forums for awhile as Silene.
I had a child and have been mostly silent/finding places in RL to hide as we moved around the country.
I found VR by accident recently.
Head buried in books, travelling, doing ghost hunts (before lockdown), then online ghost hunts and getting addicted to watching Ghost Adventures.
I was and still am on the search for knowledge.
I was on many different social platforms. Vampire Freaks, Gone Gothic, GothicsRUs, MyYearbook, Myspace, etc. Used to play Yahoo Games and MSN games like crazy. Had all the messenger apps...Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, and AOL. Used to play SecondLife and RuneScape. I can't remember how I stumbled across VR, I think it was from a Profile on either Myspace or Vampire Freaks.
Was a part of Vampire Freaks then took some time off and when I returned it was reduced to just being a Clothes store.
Found this place and all ready falling in love with it!
The first time I've joined VR was late 2011 I was actually searching up vampire sites then I came across this site while I was at my first job at the time. After deciding I didn't wanna become a member of VR no longer I took time away from the site after 5 years of being apart of VR before I gave up my account to somebody else. Returning again I think it was 2019 I was in my 2 year at my current job and now I'm back who knows if I decide to leave VR again and if it will be for good or not.
I started on the yahoo chats, back when you could name them and have them on any topic at all.
Then they kinda shut that down and here I am!
Though .. to be honest... I haven't a clue how I found this place as opposed to anywhere else I could have landed.
Also forgot to mention I've used yahoo messenger, Facebook, watch YouTube videos which I still do, and play video games again something I would still do. Sucks there's no longer a yahoo messenger also used AOL messenger at the time and MySpace before they were taken down. Just before joining VR I was just finishing school but a year before.
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