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May 14, 2005

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Every so often I get an e-mail from someone who is dismayed because nothing new has been added to this page. I completely understand. I don’t post here nearly often enough. If you really want to know why that is, you can refer to any number of apologetic entries in this What’s New over the past few years.

Basically, here’s the deal. During the school year here in the US, I just don’t have a lot of time to work on the Lexicon. Most of what I do for the Lexicon during those months is management, which keeps the site running smoothly and helps the editors to do their job. The school year runs from September through May. So big updates and new pages just don’t get done during that time.

That doesn’t mean that nothing’s happening, however. The editors are working constantly in their assigned areas, adding facts, rewriting and updating information, and so on. They don’t typically post on this page, however, since it’s always been sort of my territory. That means that the work they’re doing doesn’t often get announced here on the What’s New page. They are working, though, all the time. The last time I re-synched the site using Dreamweaver, there were about 80 pages which had been edited since the last synch. That’s 80 pages in less than three weeks.

This summer is going to be a big one for us, of course. I’ve been working on the plans for how we’ll handle the glut of new information as well as planning my trip to Britain for Accio. To be honest, we haven’t even finished cataloging Order of the Phoenix yet, so we have a lot to do in just a few months. I’ll try to post here a bit more often and I’ll encourage Michele and Lisa to do so also.

Thanks so much for your support and enthusiasm for the Lexicon.

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