No, I knew it was a joke off the bat. Now if you had changed all the topic names of the forums and got rid of the halloween banners, I think that would have got me. Plus I know you were admin of Badass Uni. Which gives it away.
Or you could have closed down the site and had a webpage saying that the fourm was perm closed, that would have gotten me too.
What you could do zombie, for the rest of the pople, just put up a page saying that the forum is closed. Give them a lot of bull**** why it is closed, and then put a link to a thread where they can put their complaints on. Then come Sunday list all the complaints and say "got yea!"
Oh, once someone puts something on the thread then they can goto the fourm. Just to get them good.