Read The Fucking Manual
<Skilless15> what's rtfm
<Skilless15> i forgot
<@avaxx> read the fucking manual.
<Skilless15> you could just tell me
Literally "Read The F**king Manual"; a term showing the frustration of being bothered with questions so trivial that the asker could have quickly figured out the answer on their own with minimal effort, usually by reading readily-available documents. People who say "RTFM!" might be considered rude, but the true rude ones are the annoying people who take absolutely no self-responibility and expect to have all the answers handed to them personally.
"Damn, that's the twelveth time that somebody posted this question to the messageboard today! RTFM, already!"
The First Commandment of Technology.
The Commandments of Technology
1. Thou shalt read the fucking manual.
2. Thou shalt treat technology with care and love.
3. Thou may covet thy neighbor's technology, but thou shalt not steal it.
RTFM - Read the fucking manual
A reply to when people go on internet message boards asking for technical advice on subjects where the obvious solution is usually given in products user manual:
"why is my printer speaking in German?"
"Why wont my scanner work?"
"Read the fucking manual." The most obvious solution to most tech problems. Also the most overlooked solution.
"How do I format the text this way?"
"RTFM. F1 works, you know..."
RTFM is a internet word used to say "Read the f***ing manual"
Bob - I need help :(
Jim - Ok what with
Bob - How to install this game
Jim - =/ RTFM
Bob - What???
Jim (Has logged off)
Read. The. Fucking. Manual.
Popular saying amoungst engineers
A coomon miscoception is that the word originated from the internet. This word however has been around as long as there have been engineers, or at least as long as there have been electrical apliances.
Idiot: How do I install Windows?
Engineer: RTFM!!! It's right there in the Box!!!
Idiot: All I see is the manual, where's the RTFM?
*Grabs Monitor and viciously beats down on idiot with it*