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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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321 Comments

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40 Points

We really, really appreciate all of the toil and effort that you have made. Thank you so much. You certainly are the number 1 source for any HP fan.

Posted by HermioneRonLover on July 16, 2009, 06:06 AM report to moderator
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120 Points

Thank you Leaky! You guys have done amazing job in the leading up to this film release as always.

Posted by Aurora_7 on July 16, 2009, 06:08 AM report to moderator
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765 Points

Three cheers for Leaky!!!

Posted by Verity Weasley on July 16, 2009, 06:12 AM report to moderator
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148 Points

Yes, thank you all, ‘invisible’ people, for making the waiting bearable. Hope you can soon relax a little and be proud :-D

untill a new unbearable round of waiting begins… sigh!….

Posted by clauslr on July 16, 2009, 06:13 AM report to moderator
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3266 Points

Leaky people – YOU ROCK!
Thanks you so much, it’s been crazy with news over here and thanks to you I can keep ut. Leaky is the best website ever bacues of you awsome people.

Posted by Cheimonas on July 16, 2009, 06:16 AM report to moderator
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3987 Points

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Hip hip hooray! I love leaky!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on July 16, 2009, 06:28 AM report to moderator
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106 Points

Thanks leaky, and everyone who helps run it.

Posted by FosDoNuT on July 16, 2009, 06:32 AM report to moderator
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261 Points

That really was amazing. Whenever I looked at the front page looking for a post from the day before, it was not there anymore! It had already given its space to several brand new posts!!
Too bad I didn’t watch most of the things for wanting to avoid many movie spoilers. But I’ll go see the movie tonight and then I’ll catch up with the leaky news!! \o/

That was great guys!! Thank you all!!

Posted by Thio on July 16, 2009, 06:35 AM report to moderator
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Thanks SOOOO much for all your hard work and effort – you make me proud to be a HP fan and to be a (small) part of this amazing community!!

Posted by aras on July 16, 2009, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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306 Points

thank you everyone

Posted by squeakerteacher on July 16, 2009, 06:40 AM report to moderator
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1290 Points

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone at leaky – we all really appreciate all your hard work, and I honestly don’t know what I would do without leaky! <3

Posted by MuggleQueen on July 16, 2009, 06:45 AM report to moderator
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Hip Hip Hooray!! Thank you so much, Leaky staffers!! Leaky is awesome!!!

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on July 16, 2009, 06:57 AM report to moderator
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You guys are awesome – you work so jolly hard that you should all be resorted into the House of Hufflepuff! You work like house-elves!
APPRECIATUM MAXIMA!

Posted by pottershrink on July 16, 2009, 07:14 AM report to moderator
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4452 Points

Leaky, I love you!! Once I didn’t go on for 1 day and it was the day when there was 30 news items…..!!!! Thank you!! You are the best fan-site I go on, in fact the only fan-site I go on!! Edward, you’re amazing! And Sue, I love you!!!
You have so much news to go through!! And after the galleries went down you had to make a new one and when it was fixed you had to add all the pictures and videos to it!! Wow!! TLC has so much! I’m still discovering so much stuff!!
Thank you for supplying me with so much Harry Potter news and entertainment, by MyLeaky, News and Pottercast!

Thank you and I really love you <3 :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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49 Points

Thank you so much, you really are heroes! You’re the only fansite I’ve been following non-stop since the beginning and I can really only say thank you, thank you, thank you for your effort, time and joy :)

Posted by BlueOwl4 on July 16, 2009, 07:17 AM report to moderator
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