I seem to recall several years ago a post to the blue that featured a YouTube video of some ragga/dancehall song from the 80s. The song lyrics and video featured a dreadlocked Jamaican who encountered a policeman. I think the policeman called the first guy "Dreadlocks." Dreadlocks claimed to be transporting vegetables to town, but the policeman thought he had marijuana and arrested him.
I have tried many Google search strategies and haven't found this. Did it really appear on the blue or am I imagining things?
posted by grouse
on Feb 15, 2014 -
Pony request: A checkbox in our profile settings to "Alert me via MeMail when a question I've marked as a favorite is marked resolved." [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jan 27, 2014 -
Hello, I am fairly new to posting answers on Ask Metafilter. I have a general question which I hope is not foolish. I also hope that I am asking in the correct place (I checked the FAQ and also searched MetaTalk with possible keywords but am not sure). My question is: if many days have gone by since a question on Ask Metafilter was posted, or if a question has been marked as "resolved" by the Asker, is it okay to add your comment or is that considered rude (since the question was resolved or the question has become outdated)? I assume it would help members who are catching up after some time has passed, as well as non-members who are Googling for help with similar issues, but I am not sure what the community protocol is and do not want to offend. I am also asking this because I do not come online regularly, and often when I log on I see quite interesting questions that I would like to respond to, however several days have gone by or it has been marked as resolved. Thank you for all your help :)
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose
on Jan 7, 2014 -
I could have sworn that there was an AskMe not too long ago about sending one text message but having a different one come up on your recipient's phone. Of course, I can't find it. Am I thinking of something I read somewhere else, or does this question exist?
posted by amro
on May 15, 2013 -
Or it could have been a comment, about writing or planning a book. It went something like this. (I think it was askme, but I'm not sure).
1a. Lead up to event.
1b. actual event.
1c. results of event.
2a. Lead up to climax
2b. Almost climax
Showing a hierarchical method of laying out a story, so that the paragraphs practically write themselves.
posted by b33j
on May 1, 2013 -
I can't track down the pope benedict as galactic overlord dub by an english comic. Anyone have a link?
posted by leotrotsky
on Mar 9, 2013 -
I thought there was a question recently from someone looking for a job that basically said - "Here is where I'm looking online...is this the best I can do?" Someone in the 3rd or 4th comment provided a list of other job boards to look for work. I think the search and the boards were all IT/tech related but can't remember exactly. I've tried some key word and tag searches and have scanned ask questions though mid-December but can't seem to locate the question. The searcher might have been located near Chicago or the west coast.
posted by victoriab
on Jan 24, 2013 -
Feature request! For the AskMe "My Favorites"
page, would it be possible to mark best-answered questions with the same little green checkmark that appears next to best-answered questions on AskMe's main page? I often favorite questions because (while I never would have thought to ask them in the first place) they pique my curiosity once I read them, and I mean to come back to them later. A checkmark in "My Favorites" would be an easy way to see, from that page, whether such questions had been answered since I'd favorited them. Thanks for your consideration, and I hope all is well with you. I send my fondest regards to you and yours.
posted by Greg Nog
on Oct 19, 2012 -
Wondering if it's possible to limit a search to just within my favorited posts? [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Dec 13, 2011 -
How can I access popular comments on the non-mobile interface?
posted by bq
on Aug 13, 2011 -
possible bug? Green "resolved" tick did not appear when I selected the option for my question on Ask Metafilter to be marked as resolved [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Could we set things up so tagging an AskMe post as 'resolved' automatically removes the 'stumped' tag?
posted by the latin mouse
on Feb 7, 2009 -
Why do I have to have a verified email address to opt out of mefi mail reminders? It wasn't a huge pain to verify it, but it doesn't make sense that I had to. It should have nothing to do with my email.
posted by empath
on Nov 11, 2008 -
I finally found you, Kelly Shanks -- or, rather, you found me!
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 17, 2007 -
A while back (more than 2 months, less than a year) I remember an FPP that linked to a few short films of birds swarming in the sky in giant flocks that nearly darkened the sky. Might have been somewhere in the Netherlands but I recall it being an annual event. The swarming activity made for amazing patterns in the sky. I don't think this was just in my dreams but can't find it through any searches of the site. Can anyone help?
posted by otherwordlyglow
on Jan 11, 2007 -
Problems on "contributions by userx that were saved as favorites by other members" pages: example
1) New favorites (such as today's) are not being added to this page.
2) Clicking on "next page" just reloads the same page even though the url lists it as page 2
. Page progression is fubared.
posted by madamjujujive
on Nov 20, 2006 -
Help! I see this message instead of the Metafilter homepage?
If you can see this, it means that the installation of the Apache web server software on this system was successful. You may now add content to this directory and replace this page.
posted by xammerboy
on Sep 15, 2006 -
Matt, you might want to rethink this deletion
. You seem to have taken it as simply random gibberish ("doesn't really make any sense at all"), when it's actually a link to an online code/puzzle; you've allowed those many times before, and people seem to enjoy them. Alongside the jokey comments (like mine), people were working to figure out the code. Maybe reconsider?
posted by languagehat
on Aug 4, 2006 -
Would it be possible to have the 24-hour posting limit waived if your last post was a double and deleted?
posted by persona non grata
on Jul 21, 2006 -
Couple of issues here. I just accidentally marked a post as a favorite (stupid new mouse). Could the "favorited" confirmation page include a link to my favorites management list, or better yet, an undo? Also, from this this favorited confirmation page
, the "Return to post" link is broken.
posted by brownpau
on Jul 18, 2006 -
Any chance we can get a +fave link on the front page for each item, especially on the green? (I'm thinking Digg-style, AJAX based would be very pretty, though potentially too Web 2.0 for the likes of some Mefites...)
posted by disillusioned
on Jul 4, 2006 -
I may be missing something obvious (checked previous metatalk queries) but this post
has an advert in it shown in Firefox but not in IE. The advert is for www.ecological.co.uk. Is there a reason for it? I don't remember an adverts on/off feature.
posted by movilla
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Related somewhat to the post below, I'd like to thank everyone who has started adopting the custom of adding "resolved" or "updated" tags to their questions. Browsing those tags can be very interesting.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jun 28, 2006 -
"Why does eating in a restaurant make me crap my pants?"
and 994 other
anonymous gems from the Anonymous Ask Metafilter archive. As AskMe readies for it's 1000th anonymous question, the community is hereby polled: How has the feature worked out for the community? Do you ever wonder how some threads
were resolved? And at the risk of seeming too voyeuristic, has anyone ever thought about writing fiction based on the scenario in an anonymous AskMe question?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jun 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for an animated GIF that was posted inline somewhere here. It shows two dogs humping and one throwing up. It's for a friend. Really. Honest.. If someone could email it to me, I'd appreciate it.
(Matt and Co., you have my solemn oath that I will not use it here, ever).
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Is anyone else having an AskMe feed error in bloglines?
posted by Tuwa
on May 18, 2006 -
I'd love to see a "conclusion" feature to many of the askme questions. For instance, even if it's months later, I could go into a question I asked and mark it "concluded" and give a quick summary of what happened when I followed the advice.
Once someone marks something "concluded" it would go to its own "conclusions" RSS feed, which we could subscribe to if we want to know "the rest of the story" on many of the questions asked.
posted by visual mechanic
on May 13, 2006 -
Don't get me wrong -- I want to know how stuff on AskMe turns out. I don't think MeTa is the ideal place for that, though. What about allowing askers to post a followup in their own threads, even if they'd been closed & archived, which would put that thread on a new page, like the "fantastic posts" page we have now, which could be called "resolutions" or "how'd it turn out" or some such.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Apr 23, 2006 -
The red footer on Projects rides too high on projects that have a few votes (obscuring the names of the voters). Example
of my own projects page. I'm on Safari. Let me know if you need a screengrab.
posted by dobbs
on Apr 11, 2006 -