VampireFreaks

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VampireFreaks
VampireFreaks logo
Screencapture-vampirefreaks-2020-01-31.jpg
URL https://vampirefreaks.com/
Project status Closing
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/vampirefreaks-grab
Project tracker http://tracker.archiveteam.org/vampirefreaks/
IRC channel #lastbyte (on hackint)
Project lead Unknown

VampireFreaks.com is an online community for the Gothic–industrial subcultures. Created by site owner Jet Berelson in 1999.

Shutdown announcement

It's difficult to find the original source for this, but on 2019-06-17 it has been announced that the social network is shutting down on 2020-02-01.

Site structure

The site is quite a rabbit hole and we haven't fully identified everything yet.

  • We've enumerated 121.663 account names and can continuously monitor for new signups.
  • Every user has a profile, some of them require a login
  • Every user has a gallery that may contain pictures hosted on pics.vampirefreaks.com, some of them require a login
  • A profile may embed a number of songs that are loaded from songs.vampirefreaks.com, the cdn structure is identical with pics.vampirefreaks.com
  • There seems to be a newsfeed style stream people post into
  • There's a forum
  • There are so called cults that seem to have their own "homepage" and may contain forums(?). Some(/All?) of them require us to join and some require an application process. We might have to pass on cults.