RTFM comments generally useless

If everybody read the fine manual, most of the questions asked on the internet would go away!


“RTFM” is rude, no doubt about it. However, links to the manual in comments are perfectly acceptable, and sometimes the only appropriate response to a question.

So when posting a manual link, be smart. Drop the RTFM and use nicer wording so the link survives. Suggestions:

  • Check out the manual page: (link)
  • See the manual: (link)
  • This is explained in the manual: (link)

If the OP was really lazy:

  • Your question is answered in the manual: (link) For future reference, please always remember to look in the manual first. Thanks!