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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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Thanks to everyone at Leaky! You’re awesome!!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on July 16, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
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this is the heaven……i feel so pleased here…. i mean i cant explain with words……….. i am proud to be a potter fan

Posted by Biswajit-ROAR on July 16, 2009, 05:12 AM report to moderator
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Thank you Leaky ! Now I understand why Leaky is the Best cause so many people work on it every day,bringing us video,latest news, images and other interesting things!
Cheers Leaky!

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on July 16, 2009, 05:18 AM report to moderator
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Thank you so much for keeping Leaky such a brilliant place, you guys are the best!!

Posted by lollifant on July 16, 2009, 05:21 AM report to moderator
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Thanks guys. Leaky Cauldron has been my number one source for Harry Potter information, and I didn’t really know how much went into all this news for the up-coming movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (thats now out and tottaly awesome!). I checked everyday for new news and updates to old ones. Thanks soooooo much guys, you were great!

Posted by HPfan13 on July 16, 2009, 05:23 AM report to moderator
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Well done everyone!

Posted by pipkin3 on July 16, 2009, 05:29 AM report to moderator
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Keep on rockin’ !

Posted by Joost on July 16, 2009, 05:47 AM report to moderator
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Thanks so much all you Leaky staffers!! You Wrock! :)

Posted by Inthannon on July 16, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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Thanks so much all you Leaky staffers!! You Wrock! :)

Posted by Inthannon on July 16, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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congrats leaky for a job very well done…

Posted by alegria35 on July 16, 2009, 05:55 AM report to moderator
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Hooray, Hooray, Hooray! Thanks a thousand times to you all!! Love Leaky!

Posted by Mrs Fred Weasley ROAR! (OoM1) on July 16, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
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Thank you all! You’re amazing!

Posted by Alatarielle on July 16, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
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Thanks so much all you Leaky staffers!! You Wrock! :)

Posted by Inthannon on July 16, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
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An amazing job guys.
“a job of which only a group of people this insanely committed is capable”
We doff our wizzarding hats and thank you imensley for all the hard work you put in to keep OUR Leaky, Leaking.

Posted by pinkmoosely on July 16, 2009, 05:59 AM report to moderator
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Leaky, you ARE the Most Trusted Name in Potter!!! Woot!

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