Welcome to Sanguinarius’s Timeline and History. To expand events and get more information, click on the year and/or the event. This timeline was reconstructed from memory, old coffee-stained scraps of paper, files recovered from old hard drives, and sites and pages archived by the Wayback Machine at Archive.org. I hope you find your trip down Memory Lane entertaining and informative.
Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page launched no later than 6 June, 1997, and possibly earlier than 14 April, 1997. It was originally titled The Home Page of Sanguinarius (how lame!); it was originally located on AOL (definitely lame!).
Sanguinarius acquired a web-based chat room (ToolZone, I believe).
Sanguinarius founded the IRC channel #Sanguinarius on Dal.net on Monday, January 5, 1998. The first official log with a discussion in it was dated January 25th. Unfortunately, the floppy disk Sanguinarius had the log saved on went bad and the discussion is lost, to her knowledge.
From an old Status log (STATUS.LOG, 9-01-1999):
-ChanServ- Registered : Mon 01/05/1998 14:59:24 GMT [or 2:59 pm CT].
The Sanguinarius News & Updates Mailing List was founded on ListBot, and the first message went out to the smattering of people who’d signed up by then.
Sanguinarius resolved to be a little more open-minded about vampyre lifestylers, and extends the focus of her website to include them. The Vampire Discussion Board moved from its InsideTheWeb location to Server.Com.
By July, Sanguinarius had moved her site from AOL to Tripod.com. AOL had space limitations and the page was spread out over three different screen names; it could now be consolidated under one. By this time, Sanguinarius was mirrored on theCoven.org, but that domain suddenly vanished; this was temporary.
By this time, the old InsideTheWeb Vampire Discussion Board had been converted into the Vam-Personals.
Added an interactive Calendar to the site. Sanguinarius had plans to phase out the Tripod site in favor of the one on the Coven Organization.
Sanguinarius News & Updates List was founded on OneList.
By February 3, 1999, Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page was hosted on The Coven Organization‘s webspace “coffins”. Apparently had The Real Vampire Directory up and running by then.
Unfortunately, the entire Coven Organization site vanished once more on or about February 17th (“The stiffs who hosted the domain took offense at The Coven’s PG-rated Vampire Erotica section and removed the domain from their server”, according to it’s Founder, Raphael Osiris). Sanguinarius vanished with it; fortunately, it was mirrored on Tripod, but without the resources such as The Real Vampire Directory and The Vampire Community Calendar. The Coven site was back up again a few days later, but it prompted Sanguinarius to seriously consider acquiring a domain of her own.
Sanguinarius.org domain launched with the generous help of Sangpoursang.
Vampires-AMOK, the quad-state coven, was founded for vampires living in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.
The Real Vampire Directory moved from it’s host, TheCoven.org, to Sanguinarius.org.
Moved the “Vampire Support Page” part of Sanguinarius onto the sanguinarius.org domain. Previously, the domain had been in use primarily for resources that couldn’t be run on TheCoven.org.
Unveiled the Vampiric Community Calendar on Sanguinarius.org.
Created Blood Letters: Donor Support Board, especially for donors and bloodsharing partners, at Server.com.
Moved the Vam-Personals to ezBoard; they were previously on InsidetheWeb.com.
#Sanguinarius IRC Home Page got its own site. The Vampiric People’s Resource Page and Blood Drinkers Resource Page — both were created by Amy Krieytaz — found a home on Sanguinarius.org.
Gave the Vampire Guide, Tips & Advice section a major overhaul and organized it into sections for ease of reference.
Sanguinarius appointed to start and head the Kansas branch of ShadowLore; created the ShadowLore of Kansas website (now defunct) on Sanguinarius.org.
February-March, 2002 – Moved the Vampire Community Message Board onto Sanguinarius.org; powered by YABB. Redesigned and organized the Articles Archive into sections.
The Vampire Church featured Sanguinarius for their Newsletter/Ezine’s “Community Leader” interview; (archived).
Gave Sanguinarius.org a major cosmetic and structural overhaul.
Began hosting Sarasvati’s Sanguinarian Support & Information Pages. Channel #Sanguinarius got a web-based connection to the chat. The VCMB message board was switched over to phpBB; powered by a better, PHP-based, script.
An early incarnation of Dreamland Gallery, originally titled “Sanguinarius’ Vampire & Gothic Store”, opened on Sanguinarius and offered various “Sanguinarius Gear”.
Winter, 2002 – Not finding the right remote hosting, The Vam-Personals moved onto Sanguinarius.org.
January-February – Due to some severe connection issues with dal.net, #Sanguinarius wass mirrored on foreverchat.net; that was a big mistake. Implemented a new FAQs management system (used to have multiple static html pages; very cumbersome, not very user-friendly).
Started the Teen Vampire section, which focused on teen vampires and the issues they face. Added an “About Sangi” page. Opened “Sanguinarius Store” using a real shopping cart.
Due to unresolvable errors caused by the web server, “The VCMB” got moved to ezBoard, which was relatively hassle-free.
#Sanguinarius closed it’s mirror on foreverchat.net and moved back to Dal.net as a result of foreverchat‘s administrators abusing their power and authority.
“Sanguinarius’ Vampire and Gothic Store” is now known as “Dreamland Gallery”. Sanguinarius received the (rebooted) Coven Organization‘s “Light in the Darkness” Award. Nitallica, site admin, wrote, “Your site has been awarded the Light in the Darkness Award. Sites like yours are an inspiration and truly represent the spirit of the Internet. Not many people have the courage to tackle ‘darker’ subjects, which leaves many victims feeling alone and alienated. It’s comforting to know that with sites like yours, one can feel that he or she is _NOT_ alone out there … and that there is, indeed, a light in the proverbial darkness.”
Sanguinarius.org got a facelift and new color scheme.
Released What Do You Think Vampires Are Like? – Vampire Poll Responses (Lulu, 2006), a book compiled from the Vampire Poll that ran from January, 1998 to December, 2000.
Spring, 2007 – Sanguinarius celebrated it’s 10th Anniversary! Woo-hoo!
Released The Dictionary of Sanguinese (1st Edition, Lulu); later retitled, The Dictionary of Vampspeak, by Sanguinarius.
Added a Parents’ section to the site. The Vam-Personals; co-brands with GothicMatch.
An article by Sanguinarius, “Vampire Lifestyle and Culture”, is published in Vampires in Their Own Voices (Llewellyn, 2007), ed. by Michelle Belanger.
Summer, 2008 – Sangi moved to Arizona, had emergency open heart surgery and was incapacitated for over a month (a story in itself); also quit smoking (yay, me!).
Sanguinarius incorporated an all-new Vampire Community Calendar with new and better capabilities than the old one.
Sanguinarius incorporated an all-new FAQs script with new and better capabilities after the last one died.
Sanguinarius.org became host to Sasha’s “A Theory on Real Vampirism Reloaded”, an updated version of her former page from around, I think, 1999 or 2000.
Sanguinarius got the IRC channel #Vampires back (she lost it during her move and emergency surgery) and relaunched the #Vampires webpage. The channel was for the general discussion of vampires: folklore, fiction, reality, etc.
Began slimming down and eliminating “deadweight” on Sanguinarius; clearing out sections, tools and pages that are non-essential, not used, or have otherwise not been the wonderful resources Sangi thought they’d be when she added them. Also, did some restructuring of the information and presentation.
Sangi finally decided to do something about her outdated, unmanageable and inefficient website. She chose WordPress and got to work testing and configuring the latest version on a “secret” testing and development subdomain (shhh! Don’t tell anybody). She determined that modernizing Sanguinarius could be done and meet all the requirements of the old website without sacrificing anything useful or informative. Thank the Universe and whatever gods (you know, WordPress gurus) are in it for the abundant variety of plugins and themes.
Sanguinarius lets the IRC channel #Vampires go and takes down its corresponding webpage. It was never the big, happy general vampire chat room that she had envisioned, and was just taking up space and time.