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Re: rudeness in general



On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 00:06 +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Scripsit Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net>
> > On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 20:28 +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> 
> >> >> > Do you *really* think that RTFM means "Go read the documentation,
> >> >> > that's what it's for"?
> 
> >> >> Yes, that's what it means.
> 
> > IMNSHO, RTFM still has an acerbic edge to it.
> 
> Of course. "Go read the documentation, that's what it's for" fully
> covers said edge.

Must disagree.

"GRTD,TWITF" is stern, but still gentle.

"Read The Fuckin' Manual" is definitely rude.

This discussion is bordering on, "How many DD's can dance on the
edge of an SDRAM?".

> > If you want sweetness and light, just tell them which document
> > to read.
> 
> If I want sweetness and light I don't pretend that I think somebody
> needs to have explained what documentation is for in general.

Yes, but newbies often need to be pointed to the correct man page
or HOWTO.  Or even how to interpret what the man page means.

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