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I’ve been puttering around and editing pages over the past few days. Mostly, I’ve been fixing errors here and there, catching up on my rather lengthy to-do list. I’ve added a few of the new details from Tales of Beedle the Bard — Herbert Beery has now joined the character pages and the Hogwarts staff list, for example. I also updated the page for the Lexicon book and included a few entries from the book to give everyone an idea of what kind of information the book provides.

At some point in the near future I’m going to be looking to take on more editing staff and hopefully a programmer, someone who has experience with databases. If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping out, please let me know.

Steve

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  • Barbara Ilott

    Welcome back, Steve! I’d been wondering if you’d been snaffled up by one of Luna Lovegood’s weird creatures ( (:-) )

    While it is always worth dropping in on the Lexicon, it is even better if there is something new – and there are lots of incomplete sections still.

  • Yeah, I just spent quite a bit of time working on the Other Denizens of the Castle page (http://www.hp-lexicon.org/hogwarts/hogwarts_denizens.html). I could just keep adding more and more to that page! I’m working through the Hogwarts section right now, since I started doing the student and staff pages. It’s taking awhile, but it’s fun work.

    Steve

  • Mikkel Larsen

    Yes, welcome back. Great to see that the Lexicon is live and well.
    Good luck with finding help, I don’t know anybody but somewhere among the Lexicons users there must be someone.

  • hpboy13

    THE LEXICON LIVES!!! Finally, an update after 5 months, I was beginning to lose hope. Great to see more in the Hogwarts section, but are you gonna get around to TBB anytime soon?
    BTW, I’d love to help edit the Lexicon, I dearly love it as a resource and would be honored to contribute. I’m not tech-savvy in the slightest, though, so I can only do the writing/editing.

  • Nicola Vojvodic (15)

    Yupee, Steve is back!!!
    I thought that I’ll never going to see new updates! I was wondering about the Marauders Map page, I hope that will be done soon, for now we have ground floor…
    Oh, there is so much work to do…
    I hope that you’ll find someone to help you.Of course, you know that you always cancount on me, I’ll do everything to help you and probably the rest of guys from commenting board…
    Many HP sites going down, but this one won’t!

  • Interesting site, but much advertisments on him. Shall read as subscription, rss.

  • Nicola Vojvodic (16)

    Sorry RichardOn but I don’t agree!All ”advertisments” on this site are HP related and they are pointing to new readers on sources of informations here – JK’s books. . .and of course Steve’s books. . .

  • I think the Lexicon’s advertising is far less intrusive and overbearing than that on some other Harry Potter sites. That was a decision I made because the Lexicon is used by many schools. The site has received excellent reviews from educational publications which have mentioned the minimal advertising as a plus for a site used by kids. You can use an RSS reader to follow this What’s New blog, but you will miss pretty much everything that makes the Lexicon what it is … the vast treasure trove of Harry Potter information.

    Steve

  • Jesse

    Great to see you back in action! My work schedule is archaic at best and keeps me fairly busy, but I’d be interested in helping with editing work. Let me know what you have in mind and if I can fit it in, I’ll lend a hand.

  • Joan Harrison

    Welcome back Steve
    I’d love to help with the editing but I surpose you have to live in the USA to do that and I live in the UK 🙁

  • Steve

    Let’s do it this way. If anyone would like to help out with editing, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I’ll put you on a mailing list. Then I’ll send around an email with further information.

    Steve

  • Lorelei

    I’ve never had any problem with the advertisements here. Besides, this is the best HP site I’ve ever found! Until I saw this site, I thought I was oddly obsessed.

  • Mary

    Your site has become my #1 GO-TO for anything HP. If you don’t get enough volunteers for editing staff, I would like to help.Thanks for the great work.

  • Steve

    Guidelines and instructions for anyone who wants to help with editing are being written. In fact, only one bit is still being edited and I was hoping it would be ready on Monday, but it still isn’t — sorry about the delay. As I noted, if you want to help out please email me separately ([email protected]) so I can put you on the list.

  • Scott

    I was just wondering why the “Canon Portkey” outline for the books is incomplete. I was hoping that by now it would be. Otherwise this is a great, terrific, wonderful site!! I LOVE IT.

    Scott

  • The Canon Portkey outlines are complete. The Portkey itself isn’t working properly and hasn’t been since we moved our website onto new servers some time ago. I am keenly aware of the problems, but I have no one on staff right now to do database work, so I’m stuck. I’m so sorry.

    Steve

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