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Say hello to our new tech person, frimble!

I'm pleased to announce that we have found a new tech person to pick up the reins pb's setting down; I'm doubly pleased that it has worked out to be a member of the MetaFilter community, our very own frimble. Come say hello! [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 27, 2016 - 155 comments

116: Escape from Pony Island, with pb

This episode starts with a chat with departing tech wizard pb, talking about his time on MeFi, blogospheric history, and the wikipedia pages of Nebraskan high schools. After that, jessamyn and I get into our usual what's-neat-on-mefi routine. This episode covers April 8 through May 2 and is just a hair under two hours. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 3, 2016 - 30 comments

*end theme from Incredible Hulk plays*

After nine years of fixing bugs and granting pony requests, pb is taking his leave as MetaFilter's technical wizard. Come inside and wish him well! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 26, 2016 - 292 comments

tl;dr: he doesn't mention his time machine

User 191 aka pb describes the equipment he uses for The Set-Up. Mention is made of a solid steel mousepad and ColdFusion ("yes, it still exists") but not his time machine or ruggedized wilderness capabilities.
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure on Jan 2, 2015 - 40 comments

Proof that pb is indeed a wizard

I used the contact form to humorously alert the mods that MetaFilter's chat room server is a few minutes fast by sending them a transcript showing the time discrepancy between subsequent lines and asking them what life was like in the future. Then, during the email exchange, this happened. I know we've all suspected it for a while, but we now have PROOF that pb can indeed bend the laws of space and time! o_O
posted by Jacqueline on Nov 10, 2014 - 120 comments

No Comment

"The Web forum MetaFilter, for instance, which is known for a positive commenting flavor, depends on a 24/7 team of moderators. “People come to us all the time and say, ‘Here’s a problem with people behaving badly, we want a tech solution,’ ” says Paul Bausch, a MetaFilter developer. “We tell them that human problems require human judgment.” MetaFilter's own pb quoted in a New York Times Magazine piece on the evolution of online commentary.
posted by Miko on Sep 24, 2013 - 99 comments

Happy significant numerical birthday, PB

PB celebrates his birthday today, as indicated by a tweet from mathowie... [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Aug 30, 2013 - 77 comments

Facebook's Edit feature looks mighty perty; can I has edit comments plox?

Facebook has finished its roll-out of an edit feature for comments on wall posts/comments. If you have a Facebook account, I'd ask you to take a look at it. I think it works and would like to discuss why it could work on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Aug 8, 2012 - 386 comments

Happy Moderator's Day!

Summer is not just the time for a MetaTalk queue. It also brings June 13. [more inside]
posted by bardophile on Jun 12, 2012 - 96 comments

It's coming right out of the screen at me

This thread has just become awesome, not just because of the insight of the commenters, but the depth of its characters. See what I did there? Thanks, Mefi.
posted by misha on Mar 24, 2011 - 55 comments

pbaby!

Congratulations to pb on the birth of his new daughter Samantha!
posted by Asparagirl on Oct 3, 2010 - 122 comments

For he's a jolly good fellow, &c.

Happy Birthday pb!
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 30, 2010 - 79 comments

BLOG!

Mathowie tweets about a photo on Flickr depicting a newspaper article about MeFi HQ. Typos included. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Aug 23, 2010 - 85 comments

YouTube embed now has fullscreen button!

MeFi YouTube Embed: Now with fullscreen! [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Dec 18, 2009 - 14 comments

Though now they are giants, once they were just like us.

What were the mods like (on Metafilter) before they were mods? Please point me to notable posts by Jessamyn, Cortex, et al from when they were just some schmo on MeFi like you or me. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 15, 2009 - 53 comments

Fuelly

Matt and PB's Fuelly on Lifehacker [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 8, 2008 - 45 comments

We, have, like...commas

Gasp! Commas! [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 30, 2008 - 180 comments

Commendations + Pony

First of all, thank you to #1, pb, et al. for all of the new toys, it's not even Christmas! I'm wondering now, if it's worth the effort (or possible) to include the "Bold", "Italics" and "links" buttons to MeFiMail and much more importantly, to AskMe. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Nov 7, 2007 - 25 comments

Insert Headline/Title Here

i just wanted to mention that the plain theme is looking real nice these days and to thank matt and pb for keeping it updated. [more inside]
posted by quonsar on Oct 29, 2007 - 67 comments

congratulations, pb!

pb, MetaFilter fixer-upper and generally awesome dude, welcomed a new addition to his family. congratulations! [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo on Sep 10, 2007 - 35 comments

6: Chatting with the father of the permalink

Episode 6 of the MetaFilter Podast: the one where we interview pb.
posted by mathowie on Apr 13, 2007 - 56 comments

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