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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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408 Points

Gr8 Guys!!Keep up the good work…!!& Leaky a place recommend 2 frnds for harry potter updates…!!!Happy Anniversary leaky…:)

Posted by HermioneDreams on January 08, 2010, 01:58 AM report to moderator
325 Points

love the picture

Posted by leeland on January 08, 2010, 10:06 AM report to moderator
3417 Points

Congrats to Leaky!!! I’d like to give a special thanks to Melisa & the Leaky Staff; Without them, and our fellow fans o’course, we wouldn’t have TLC the HP fandom just wouldn’t be the same! I look forward to many years of HP fandom!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on January 09, 2010, 03:46 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

When I first started visiting Leaky it was just a small blog site (just a page or 2) to get a once or twice a week “fix” of Potter news… What a difference the intervening years have made. It has been fun watching Leaky evolve. Thanks to those who made it possible & Cheers!

Posted by Won_Two on January 10, 2010, 01:15 PM report to moderator
866 Points

Thanks to everyone who makes Leaky such an awesome place to visit!

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 21, 2010, 05:50 AM report to moderator
3157 Points

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Little Light ^HISS^ on May 02, 2010, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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