I don't think this applies to quitting the forum but to lighten up the mood I can say this.
2005 was when TUF started. That first year it was amazing how that show jump started people showing up to MMA gyms.
We had a guy from our gym on season 2 and when it aired the place exploded with people interested in joining, checking it out, and some all around crazy people who would pop out of the woodwork.
I had just been asked to open the gym on Fridays after work as previously we were not open Fri/Sat/Sun to the general public because everyone was usually away at some event. Anyone who wanted to train those days usually had their own key and would either just show up or plan to meet to train.
With the show being on TV people just started to show up so they started having people booked to teach classes and meet new people on Sat/Sun but Coach asked me to just open on Fridays and have an open mat for whoever showed up and make sure no one got hurt.
From Asian gangs in limos flashing guns, elderly crippled pro-wrestlers wanting to teach, fat toothless guys wanting to fight Chuck Liddell, to late night sex with groupies in the ring, it was like the circus had arrived.