It’s been a long time since I was there last, but when I attempted today to pull up the classic website annoyances.org, all I got was the message “Annoyances.org is temporarily down for maintainance [sic] and will return shortly.” But, based on accounts posted here in early 2013, it appears that the temporariness of that maintenance is getting pretty non-temporary.
One poster at that Majorgeeks link very helpfully posted the link to the Annoyances website via the Internet Wayback Machine: http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/annoyances.org
Using that, we can determine that the issue started right around the beginning of the year, 2013, and has been going on ever since. To access an actual archive of the site, you’ll need to go back to late 2012 or earlier.
I wonder what other cool, 1990’s-era websites I always used to like have quietly disappeared like that.