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The Archive // Syphernet Group

Welcome to the Syphernet Group Archive.


Here are all the old and abandoned projects we have tried over the years. Each one has when it was founded, when it closed along with a little about the site and why it closed.


Some of the sites are also still online in the archive, and you are able to view them as they where before closure.

Main Archived Projects

Avanta Files [The]

Founded: 2009

Closed: 2011

Site Type: Blog/Information

About: The Avanta Files was a 2 year project to document the experience of Anthony through the 2 year DWP Work Programme (which at the time was new). The site included blog posts, comments and questions, all officially archived and ready to read.

Reason Closed: Came to a Natural Ending - Officially Archived



Founded: 2011

Closed: 2012/2013

Site Type: Blog/Information

About: DoleLive.com was the follow-up to The Avanta Files, basically exactly the same but more focused on the everyday struggles living on benefits.

Reason Closed: Abandoned due to drop in readership



Founded: 2004

Closed: 2009

Site Type: Cannabis Focused Community

About: Dopetopia was one of Syphernet Group's original projects, conceived by Anthony and 3 close friends (who are still friends to this day). It started out as a small BBS and had a small, but dedicated community.

But, due to time commitments, the advent of Social Media and Life, Dopetopia slowly started to close down after failed attempts to reboot as a social media site.


While Dopetopia is in the Archive, there are plans to for a resurrection, however thoes plans are in the very early stages.

Reason Closed: Social Media came along and BBS started to fall out of favour.


This Supergroup

Founded: 2009

Closed: 2012

Site Type: Video Game Supergroup(Guild) Website

About: The home of Steal This Supergroup, the City of Heroes Supergroup and Destroy This Supergroup, the City of Villains Supergroup.


Reason Closed: City of Heroes [Officially] Closed in 2012

Games Eclipse

Founded: N/A

Closed: N/A

Site Type: Video Game Reviews and Community

About: The one that got away. Games Eclipse never officially launched, although work was over 50% finished by the team.

The plan for Games Eclipse was to not only be a community and repository for gamers, but also to review games from the view of the people who played them for fun and the target market. However a deal we where relying on fell through and the site had to be abandoned.

Reason Closed: Deal needed for the site to launch fell through


Skaters UK

Founded: 2001

Closed: 2008

Site Type: Extreme Sports Focused Community

About: Skaters UK (Originally called Hartlepool Skaters) was THE original project from Syphernet Group. Extreme Sports where big in the UK around the turn of the millennium and Skaters UK took off.

Along with its BBS, it helped to co-ordinate meet-ups and events all around the world. Though its largely forgotten about now.

Reason Closed: Social Media came along and BBS started to fall out of favour.


JSWN (Jacko Website Network)

Founded: 1998

Closed: 2003

Site Type: THE Original Syphernet

About: Where it all began, the JWSN.
A small network of little pages put together in a single hub, or, a website.

Reason Closed: Became Syphernet.com, Later Syphernet Group

[I have the Final Version, but part corrupt]

Other Archived Projects

Opinionated Gobshite

Founded: 2018

Closed: 2019

Site Type: Bit of a Joke

About: Someone had a link that was unregistered, I bought the domain for a laugh


Founded: 2018

Closed: 2019

Site Type: Bit of a Joke

About: Picked up for a joke, that joke ran its course.


Reason Closed: Joke Site

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