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Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2009, 01:28 AM

Hey all:


Now that HBP is out, and our two-year wait (the longest since we were waiting for books!) for a new film has ended, and the suspense is over and everyone has started to form their opinions, it may be easy to forget just what went on here on Leaky in the past few weeks. So I'll tell you: An effort of mammoth proportions that required the efforts and energy of entire teams who work on this site. It often went unseen except in staff inboxes. 

We usually do our backpatting to fellow staffers behind closed doors, but this time we thought the occasion called for some serious front-page props. I hope if you have enjoyed the site at all in the past few weeks you will take a moment to read this and join us in thanking everyone who has done such work, which has gone well over and above anything of which we can ask.

Leaky is the result of the effort of hundreds of people. In the past few weeks, as we have been assaulted with clips from the flim, interviews, backstage peeks and more, more than a hundred and ten new videos were entered into our video galleries. We added thousands of images to our overwhelming archive. Since June 15 there have been 347 news articles. We have live-tweeted, Ustreamed, transcribed and posted as fast as fingers and the Internet allow. Keeping Leaky your number one source for all things Harry Potter has been a job of which only a group of people this insanely committed is capable. 

Please join me in thanking every last Leaky staff member, and also a few specific standouts:

Kimmy Blair and Chris Dotson, who head the image and video galleries respectively and do so with superhuman drive, have driven themselves and their teams to near distraction this month. Our gallery elves - Perenelle, SunnyElf, Yellowpepper2311, Apple, JavaJunkie, Danae24, Carli, LunasLion, nddulac, libbysmom, MirandaV, Birthday Twins, blue4t, Kendra.Dumbledore, hagiographer13, LizetM, moony_lupin, and sallene - have been outstanding and selfless at every turn. Edward Drogos has been a marvelous backstage worker on the news section; Alex Robbin and Nick Poulden have been pulling small miracles every day to keep us online; Doris Herrmann and Nick Rhein have been keeping the projects moving and forum running. And as usual the enthusiasm brought to the table by every Leaky staff member has really made this a month of excitement and fun.

Last but certainly not least we give a shout-out to Sue Upton, who probably posted 340+ of those 347 articles, at one point 30 in a single day. The stream of news and interviews and reports has been ceaseless, and she has been on top of it all like the HP news veteran she is. 

These people are the reason that Leaky remains your choice for HP info, news and entertainment and I hope you'll all join me in offering three cheers for every single one!

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You guys do an AMAZING job, thank you so much for making this the best HP-site ever! :D

Posted by MadameSuede on July 16, 2009, 02:48 AM report to moderator
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Way to go Leaky staffers! You guys are the reason why I stay so involved in the fandom. Your dedication overpasses all the other various potter sites. I’m proud to be a part of the amazing Leaky community. Thank you guys sooo much!

Posted by cliff62442 on July 16, 2009, 02:49 AM report to moderator
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leakystaff is so awesome… they can do anything!

(name that tune…)

Posted by superjel on July 16, 2009, 02:50 AM report to moderator
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Thanks to all those involved in giving the greatest fans in the world a place to hang out! I don’t post messages or comments to the site often, but none the less have spent countless hours digging through the wealth of Potter info here on the site. 50 points to the Leaky Staff for a job well done!

Posted by mandagale on July 16, 2009, 02:56 AM report to moderator
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G – double O – D J – O – B…GOOD JOBGOOD JOB!! Thanks to all the Leaky staffers for the time they put into this site. It’s the best on the net and your love of Harry Potter shines through! You’ve given us the opportunity to connect with fans all over the world and build some amazing friendships. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys ROCK!!

Posted by rhadamenthes {ROAR} on July 16, 2009, 02:57 AM report to moderator
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Thank you Leaky!

Posted by albeitgruggish on July 16, 2009, 03:02 AM report to moderator
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TLC is the most trusted site & No. 1 source of HP!!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

Posted by lilyluna on July 16, 2009, 03:04 AM report to moderator
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one of the awesomest online community ever. it’s brilliant that the cast themselves appear to be familiar with the leaky community. you guys rule!

Posted by Veinic on July 16, 2009, 03:11 AM report to moderator
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Thanks so much to each and every Leaky staff member for all the incredible hard work you put in every day to create such a friendly, informative haven for all Harry Potter fans around the globe!! Leaky is by far the most valuable online resource, and I’ve made a bunch of friends here, which wouldnt have been possible without your efforts. So cheers to you all, everything you do here is highly, highly appreciated!!

Posted by Bella ~ROAR~ on July 16, 2009, 03:12 AM report to moderator
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That’s so sweet! and thank you to all the Leaky Staffers for doing everything you do EVERY SINGLE DAY to keep the fandom informed.

Posted by Slytherin4Life on July 16, 2009, 03:13 AM report to moderator
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thank you to everyone who works behind the scenes if it wasn’t for you nothing would get done. big HOLLA shout out to Kimmy Blair and Chris Dotson,Sue Upton
and everyone else that is mentioned in the above article thank you for everything that you do.

Posted by pc rocks on July 16, 2009, 03:14 AM report to moderator
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You guys are so awesome! Thank you Leaky for the amazing job!!!

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on July 16, 2009, 03:16 AM report to moderator
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You guys are absolutely fantastic, I don’t know how you do it!!! Thank you so much I dont know what I would do without you!!

Posted by egdillonROAR!!! on July 16, 2009, 03:18 AM report to moderator
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big thumbs up!

Posted by harrietPotter on July 16, 2009, 03:24 AM report to moderator
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Thankssss Leaky!!!!!

You are the best Potter News Team ever!!!!

Son los mejores!!!!!!!!!

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