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List of updates on WEB LINKwww.jkrowling.com:

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May 15, 2004
The site reopens as a new and improved site.
Wizard of the Month: Felix Summerbee
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKImmeritus

June 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month:Gwenog Jones
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKGodric's Hollow

June 2, 2004
Rowling updates her News and Rumors sections.

June 8, 2004
The site wins the Favorite Websites Award Site of the Day for 8 June 2004.

June 28, 2004
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKThe Harry Potter Lexicon
Door opens: Brick Wall Puzzle, revealing the title to book six.
Rowling updates a number of things, including the Rumors section, stating that the sixth book is not called The Pillar of Storge.

June 29, 2004
Rowling confirms the title of book six in the News section.

July 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Donaghan Tremlett

July 2, 2004
Door closes.

July 6, 2004
Rowling reveals that there is nothing particularly interesting about Mark Evans, much to everyone's surprise.

July 10, 2004
JKR's upcoming appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival is posted in the News section.

July 19, 2004
A new FAQ Poll opens, this one offering questions about Percy, about Wormtail, and about Dumbledore's Howler.

July 24, 2004
In the News section, Rowling announces that she is pregnant with her third child.

July 26, 2004
Rowling updates her FAQ.

July 30, 2004
Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom

July 31, 2004
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

August 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Honoria Nutcombe

August 11, 2004
Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley

August 15, 2004
Transcript of JKR's appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival is posted in the News section.

August 16, 2004
Door opens: Dart Board and Safe Puzzle, revealing a passage of text from book six, and many new items on the Extra Stuff bulletin board.

August 22, 2004
Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

August 26, 2004
Door closes.

September 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Uric the Oddball

September 6, 2004
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKMugglenet

September 16, 2004
Rowling adds theWEB LINKRubbish Bin and other goodies.

September 19, 2004
Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger

October 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Glenda Chittock

October 4, 2004
Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall
Rowling updates her FAQ, including answers to some of the questions on the Lexicon's Open Letter to JK Rowling.

October 5, 2004
Post Script (P.S.) to FAQ Poll answer & FAQ clarification on Colin's Camera.

October 17, 2004
Happy Birthday, Filius Flitwick

October 30, 2004
Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley

October 31, 2004
Door opens: Flying Keys puzzle, reveals the titles of three chapters of book six.

November 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Devlin Whitehorn

November 4, 2004
Lightmaker, the company which created Rowling's website for her, is awarded theWEB LINK2004 Macromedia MAX Site of the Year Award.

November 15, 2004
Door closes.

November 29, 2004
Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley

December 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Ignatia Wildsmith
The site is decorated for the Christmas holidays.

December 6, 2004
Happy Birthday, (Rubeus) Hagrid

December 10, 2004
Rowling updates many things, including Rumours, Extra Stuff about wands and Squibs, & her FAQ with answers to more of the questions on the Lexicon's Open Letter to JK Rowling.
A new FAQ Poll opens.
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKHPANA

December 12, 2004
Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

December 14, 2004
Rowling updates her Welcome message.

December 20, 2004
Door opens: Six Christmas present riddles, Rowling announces that she has delivered HBP to her publishers and that a release date should be announced within 24 hours.

December 22, 2004
Daily News and Rumours articles pertaining to the announcement of HBP release date (July 16, 2005)

December 26, 2004
Door closes.

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January 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Derwent Shimpling

January 6, 2005
Christmas decorations around the site are removed.

January 9, 2005
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

January 25, 2005
JKR announces birth of daughter in News section.

January 31, 2005
JKR updates the Daily News, Rubbish Bin, and adds a post about owls in ExtraStuff.

February 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Artemisia Lufkin

February 6, 2005
Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley

March 1, 2005
Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley
March Wizard of the Month: Mungo Bonham

March 10, 2005
Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

April 1, 2005
Happy Birthday, Fred and George Weasley
April Wizard of the Month: Gondoline Oliphant

April 6, 2005
Rowling updates the Rumours section and more FAQ answers in About the Books to questions on the Lexicon's Open Letter to JK Rowling.

May 1, 2005
May Wizard of the Month: Felix Summerbee

May 13, 2005
Rowling updates a few things, including a Rumour, FAQ's, and announces in the News: Children's Press Conference Weekend for HBP release July16.
Fan Site Award:WEB LINKThe Leaky Cauldron

May 15, 2005
Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout (One year anniversary of site launch.)

May 16, 2005
Rowling answers the FAQ Poll, adds an entry in Rumours.

May 26, 2005
Rowling urges fans to be wary of gossip with a News article and an entry in Rubbish Bin.

May 31, 2005
A new FAQ Poll opens

June 1, 2005
June Wizard of the Month, Elfrida Clagg

June 5, 2005
Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

June 28, 2005
Happy Birthday, Dobby

July 1, 2005
July Wizard of the Month, Chauncey Oldridge

July 15, 2005
Rowling answers the FAQ Poll.

July 16, 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is published.

July 18, 2005
JKRowling.com enables Accessibility tools for the sight impaired and receivesWEB LINKMacromedia Site of the Day Award, July 19, 2005.

July 21, 2005
Rowling reports on publication weekend activities in News, ExtraStuff and addresses more Rubbish.

July 30, 2005
Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom

July 31, 2005
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter and greetings to Jo herself on her 40th birthday

August 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Bridget Wenlock

August 11, 2005
Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley

August 22, 2005
Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

September 1, 2004
Wizard of the Month: Gaspard Shingleton

September 7, 2005
Rowling adds two articles in the Daily News, announcing the release of theWEB LINKaudio books through iTunes and calling for fans to rally against sales of fradulent merchandise on E-Bay (and other sources) claiming to have her signature.

September 12, 2005
Rowling addresses E-Bay's response with a new headline article in the Daily News.

September 19, 2005
Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger

October 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Fifi LaFolle(1888 - 1971) Author of the 'Enchanted Encounters' series

October 4, 2005
Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall

October 17, 2005
Happy Birthday, Filius Flitwick

October 30, 2005
Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley

November 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Carlotta Pinkstone

November 29, 2005
Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley

December 1, 2005
Wizard of the Month: Bowman Wright (1492 - 1560 Famous for developing the Golden Snitch.)

December 6, 2005
Happy Birthday, (Rubeus) Hagrid

December 12, 2005
Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

December 14, 2005
Entry page re-designed, Text Only options added for each language.

December 19, 2005
The site is decorated for the Christmas holidays.

December 25, 2005
Rowling adds new Diary feature on the desktop screen (replaceing original Welcome message), addresses seven fan theories in Rumours, decries a bit of Pure Garbage in the Rubbish Bin section, and a new FAQ Poll opens.

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January 1, 2006
Wizard of the Month: Jocunda Sykes

January 5, 2006
Rowling updates Diary with entry of New Year's resolutions.

January 6, 2006
Christmas decorations around the site are removed.

January 9, 2006
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

January 25, 2006
Rowling updates her Diary about experiencing a wave of inspiration writing book 7, and headline article in the Daily News about her visit to Bucharest, advocating for institutionalized children.

February 1, 2006
Wizard of the Month: Yardley Platt

February 6, 2006
Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley

February 21, 2006
Rowling answers the FAQ Poll about "What happens to a secret when a Secret Keeper dies?"

February 23, 2006
Rowling adds Links to Cage Bed information.

February 28, 2006
Rowling updates her Diary for the fourth time, tosses another bit of Pure Garbage in the Rubbish Bin.

March 1, 2006
Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley
March Wizard of the Month: Daisy Dodderidge

March 9, 2006
Entire Flash site reworked, 5 new Scrapbook extras. No changes to Text Only site.

March 10, 2006
Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

March 31, 2006
The Door opens for the fifth time offering W.O.M.B.A.T. exam for us Muggles.

April 1, 2006
Happy Birthday, Fred and George Weasley
April Wizard of the Month: Grogan Stump

April 4, 2006
The Door closes.

April 5, 2006
Rowling updates her Diary for the fifth time, adds one Rumour and an article in Extra Stuff- Misc., W.O.M.B.A.T. Student Identification card appeared, Clock indicating test results being marked.

April 6, 2006
W.O.M.B.A.T. clock indicates test results in the post.

April 7, 2006
W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 test results delivered.

May 1, 2006
May Wizard of the Month: Fabius Watkins

May 10, 2006
Rowling updates in News, Rumour, Garbage, FAQ- About the Books and the Diary entry #6.

May 15, 2006
Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout (Two year anniversary of site launch.)

June 1, 2006
June Wizard of the Month: Daisy Hookum

June 5, 2006
Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

June 28, 2006
Happy Birthday, Dobby

July 1, 2006
July Wizard of the Month: Tarquin McTavish

July 30, 2006
Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom

July 31, 2006
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter

August 1, 2006
Wizard of the Month: Erica Stainwright

August 3, 2006
CHLG - The Children's Voice book added in Links section with information about the Children's High Level Group charity.

August 11, 2006
Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley

August 22, 2006
Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

September 1, 2006
Wizard of the Month: Hambledon Quince

September 11, 2006
JKR says Book 7 rumour of 750 pages is Rubbish.

September 13, 2006
Daily News headline: Book 7 Update, ExtraStuff- Miscellaneous: NAQ (Never Asked Question) and Diary entry #7.

September 19, 2006
Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger

September 29, 2006
Updates in News, Rumours, Diary entry #8, Sixth Door Opening, FSA: Potterish

October 1, 2006
WotM: Idris Oakby

October 4, 2006
Happy BirthdayMinerva McGonagall, Do Not Disturb sign returns to Door, W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 2 closed

October 5, 2006
WOMBAT Grade 2 RESULTS IN THE POST

October 6, 2006
WOMBAT Grade 2 RESULTS DELIVERED

October 17, 2006
Happy Birthday, Filius Flitwick

October 30, 2006
Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley

October 31, 2006
Updates in ExtraStuff- Miscellaneous: Spell Definitions, Diary entry #9.

November 1, 2006
WotM: Lorcan d'Eath

November 29, 2006
Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley

December 1, 2006
WotM: Laurentia Fletwock

December 6, 2006
Happy Birthday, (Rubeus) Hagrid

December 11, 2006
Christmas decorations appeared

December 12, 2006
Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

December 19, 2006
Update: Diary entry #10 and one Rumour

December 21, 2006
Door opening #7: title of Book 7 revealed to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

December 28, 2006
Door closes.

January 1, 2007
WotM: Harvey Ridgebit

January 4, 2007
Christmas decorations removed. Biography journal date changed to 2007

January 9, 2007
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

February 1, 2007
WotM: Mnemone Radford
News:Publication Date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- 21st JULY 2007

February 6, 2007
Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley
Diary entry #11, a Rumour, and 2 FAQs About the Books

March 1, 2007
Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley
WotM: Tilden Toots

March 10, 2007
Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

April 1, 2007
Happy Birthday, Fred and George Weasley
April Wizard of the Month: Magenta Comstock

May 1, 2007
May Wizard of the Month: Helga Hufflepuff
Favicon added to address bar

May 8, 2007
5 FAQs About the Books answered

May 11, 2007
FSA: HP Fan Zone

May 14, 2007
Diary entry #12

May 15, 2007
Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout (Third anniversary of site launch.)

May 23, 2007
News: The Moonlight Signing (edited a few hours later)

June 1, 2007
June Wizard of the Month : Salazar Slytherin (posting delayed by a few minutes)

June 5, 2007
Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy

June 13, 2007
Door opening #8: W.O.M.B.A.T. grade 3, VISTA gadget added

June 14, 2007
News: The Open Book Tour, October 2007

June 18, 2007
Door closes: W.O.M.B.A.T. grade 3 Papers Being Marked

June 22, 2007
WOMBAT Grade 3 - RESULTS IN THE POST

June 25, 2007
WOMBAT Grade 3 - RESULTS DELIVERED

June 27, 2007
"Missing Madeleine" book added in Links

June 28, 2007
Happy Birthday Dobby

July 1, 2007
July Wizard of the Month : Godric Gryffindor

July 18, 2007
Diary entry #13

July 20, 2007
Do Not Disturb sign removed from the Door, Acknowledgements letter

July 23, 2007
Publishers' Links updated

July 30, 2007
Happy Birthday Neville Longbottom

July 31, 2007
Happy Birthday Harry Potter

August 1, 2007
August WotM Rowena Ravenclaw

August 11, 2007
Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley

August 22, 2007
Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

September 1, 2007
Wizard of the Month: Albus Dumbledore

September 19, 2007
Happy Birthday, Hermione Granger

October 1, 2007
Wizard of the Month: Harry Potter

October 4, 2007
Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall

October 17, 2007
Happy Birthday, Filius Flitwick

October 30, 2007
Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley

October 31, 2007
WotM and Door puzzles Archives, 2 new Scrapbook extras, News article

November 1, 2007
Daily News article

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