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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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344 Points

Hooray for Leaky!!!

Posted by hanname on July 16, 2009, 03:32 AM report to moderator
32 Points

Thank you to everyone at Leaky, you are all brilliant!

Posted by *Emmy* on July 16, 2009, 03:50 AM report to moderator
29 Points

Great job, guys! You’re the number one fansite, alright, no doubt about it. Can’t wait for LeakyCon 2011! :D

Posted by Eriskay on July 16, 2009, 03:53 AM report to moderator
98 Points

Nice job team.You make Leaky the best HP site.

Posted by hereward on July 16, 2009, 03:55 AM report to moderator
42 Points

Thanx to everyone at Leaky…

Posted by Sandra_sk on July 16, 2009, 04:04 AM report to moderator
397 Points

Thank you everyone behind leaky ! I came on here so much each day in the run up to yesterday. You guys are awesome so thanks muchly :D:D:D:D:D

Posted by spiritbound on July 16, 2009, 04:05 AM report to moderator
34 Points

THANK YOU!!! Thanks to you I no longer have to worry about missing anything that involves harry Potter I would never find a better sit e than this one!!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!

Posted by Irving on July 16, 2009, 04:07 AM report to moderator
9124 Points

Thanks everyone for working so hard! We really appreciate it. :)

135 Points

It truly was an awesome job. I could always count on arriving to the home page and seeing something new. It was a whirlwind of information and y’all covered it so very well. Thanks so much.

Posted by polyjusposhun on July 16, 2009, 04:41 AM report to moderator
45 Points

Thanks to ALL the people who keep this website up to date! Id go mad without The Leaky Cauldron!! :)

Posted by MajicGrace on July 16, 2009, 04:50 AM report to moderator
2926 Points

Indeed, a big thank you is appropriate here. So therefore I would like to thank every single Leaky staffer. Also, Sue, you really did a FABULOUS job on the news section. But also Melissa, for all the live-tweeting, live-uStreaming and everything else!

Leaky has felt like my home in the HP world. Thank you all!

Posted by Niphai on July 16, 2009, 04:55 AM report to moderator
29 Points

Well done to all concerned at Leaky. Even though I am only newly registered I have been a huge fan for the past 2 years and log on almost daily to check the latest HP gossip.

Posted by MizWiz on July 16, 2009, 04:57 AM report to moderator
27 Points

Thank you Leakys so much, I survived the last months because of you! And Leaky is every day a source of fun and wonderful news. Thanks a lot for your work!

Posted by burrows_inhabitant on July 16, 2009, 04:58 AM report to moderator
892 Points


Posted by Kara000 ~ROAR~ on July 16, 2009, 04:59 AM report to moderator
240 Points


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