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Five Awesome Years on the Lounge

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2010, 01:18 PM

Today is a special day for Leaky and all its loyal readers. Five years ago today the Leaky Lounge, our forum, was born, and Leaky itself changed forever: from a small news-posting blog to a worldwide community, from a one-way news posting service to a great depository of ideas, writing, theories, reading groups, creativity, laughter, parodies, essays, and much, much more. The Leaky Lounge blew open the doors of what was once a little site, and welcomed thousands upon thousands of valuable Harry Potter fans and their interesting, intelligent voices.

We'll be celebrating all week, so head over to; our game arcade is open and we'll be issuing challenges for the more competitive among us all weekend. The moderators have opened new threads to bring back old memories; members are finding their first posts and posting about them here. And keep a wary eye out... those Harry Potter characters do like to pop in on special days. Our designated Lounge Birthday thread is here.

Thank you to everyone who has made the past five years on Leaky and the Lounge so special. Enormous thanks today go to Nick Rhein for proposing the idea: he worked very hard before he had any administrative help at all to get it open; all the rest of us could do was hand him Gatorade and a towel now and then. Today the forum runs thanks to the unbelievable dedication of our moderators and administrators, who work much harder than we ever ask of them and always do it with a smile.

Congratulations all, and thank you for an excellent five years! Here's to five more!

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3187 Points

congrats and happy birthday leaky!

Posted by harrygetsme on January 06, 2010, 05:36 AM report to moderator
25822 Points

Happy 5th birthday leakey!

Posted by Billy Bluenose on January 06, 2010, 06:30 AM report to moderator
79 Points

A very happy birthday to the Leaky Lounge. You are one of the corner stones of the Potter Internet. Here is to 5 more!

Posted by TGTSNBN on January 06, 2010, 08:45 AM report to moderator
374 Points

Happy B-day Leaky Lounge! We will be here for more 5 years!

Posted by Rossonera on January 06, 2010, 08:55 AM report to moderator
2525 Points

Even though the series is ending sob the fandom will still go on and leaky helps bring us all together

Posted by The Nerd on January 06, 2010, 09:15 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Congrats Leaky!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 06, 2010, 09:16 AM report to moderator
4056 Points

Happy Anniversary Leaky Lounge! :D

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on January 06, 2010, 01:24 PM report to moderator
1408 Points

Happy 5th Birthday Leaky Lounge! I can’t believe it’s been that long. I’ve been around for a couple of years so it’s nice to look back :)

Posted by da_member0808 on January 06, 2010, 02:10 PM report to moderator
1575 Points

Even though I am a day late: Congratulations! I’ll be forever grateful – I met so many wonderful people here.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on January 06, 2010, 03:14 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

Wow :) Happy 5th Birthday??

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Posted by jrigb on January 06, 2010, 08:50 PM report to moderator

Happy Birthday Leaky and all staff. You do a great job.

Posted by Spook on January 06, 2010, 09:30 PM report to moderator
1481 Points

She has a website??

Posted by Mew5645 on January 07, 2010, 12:57 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

Happy Birthday Leaky Lounge!

Posted by Pollytomat on January 07, 2010, 05:21 AM report to moderator
765 Points

happy birthday leaky lounge!!

Posted by lily11 on January 08, 2010, 12:10 AM report to moderator
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