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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 everyone! You guys are totally awesome! :)

Posted by evannaa on July 16, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
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Thank you so much everyone! Truly, we are a team and while these past few weeks have indeed been a doozy (WB a wee bit crazy on the clips, pics and interviews lol), the effort of so many have made such a difference.
Team work=best of Hogwarts #dumbledore… :)
Rock on Harry Potter fans whereever you are, all around the world!
Viva The Leaky Cauldron! :)

Posted by SueTLC on July 16, 2009, 08:09 AM report to moderator
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Thank You Leaky, and everyone involved with keeping the site the best Harry Potter news site.

Posted by on July 16, 2009, 08:10 AM report to moderator
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Thank You Leaky, and everyone involved with keeping the site the best Harry Potter news site.

Posted by on July 16, 2009, 08:11 AM report to moderator
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Sorry for the 2 posts, my browser crashed while posting the comment

Posted by on July 16, 2009, 08:12 AM report to moderator
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You guys are awesome! Thanks for all your hard work! I always get excited when my Leaky widget tells me there are site updates. Great job, everyone!

Posted by anorexicduck on July 16, 2009, 08:14 AM report to moderator
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bows down to awesomeness THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Posted by SirEdwardsGuardian [WBM!] on July 16, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator
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Definitely have noticed what an amazing staff you have and how well you all (seem to) work together. Thank you for bringing even more joy to the fandom! KUDOS!!

Posted by Flora Lovegood {<3WBM<3} on July 16, 2009, 08:21 AM report to moderator
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Congratulations Leaky Staff, for a job VERY WELL DONE! All us ravinous fans greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication. You help to make this muggle’s world a better place!

And thank you, Melissa, for posting this message to give us a bit of a reminder regarding what goes into this site. It is easy to take it for granted that Leaky is “just there.” As much as we all love magic, we know the site just doesn’t work quite that way!

Posted by Lillylove on July 16, 2009, 08:25 AM report to moderator
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THANK YOU! Your so awesome, all of you!

Posted by mimi meila on July 16, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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Leaky you guys are the BEST!!!!!!!!! I love ya……

Posted by Picazo on July 16, 2009, 08:33 AM report to moderator
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Thank you to every single member of the Leaky staff for all of your hard work. I know how difficult it sometimes feels for me to keep up with reading all of the latest news, and viewing the recent picture and video uploads, so I can only imagine how time consuming it must be to post and maintain it all. Just know that your efforts are deeply appreciated! Leaky is absolutely my favorite place to be online.

Posted by Bookworm Jen on July 16, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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Thank you all. The coverage has been unbelievable.

Posted by Ekhetrima on July 16, 2009, 08:37 AM report to moderator
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wow. thanks leaky guys! :D

Posted by ღ Courtney {R0aR} ღ on July 16, 2009, 08:46 AM report to moderator
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LEAKY ROCKS!!!!! thanks so much!

Posted by iLoveNeville on July 16, 2009, 08:46 AM report to moderator
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