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They should be blacklisted here. But the blacklists are site-specific, not network-wide. They're also not something moderators can touch, so someone from Stack Exchange would have to add them.


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It sounds good at first glance, until you get into the details... As of now there are 97 posts containing rtfm. Among them I see: Someone asking for the manual Someone who answered his own question with the manual RTFM appearing in program output RTFM used as an example similar to foo and bar Someone stating that they read the manual One thing I didn't ...


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RTFM is (was) an actual product - It is entirely conceivable that we would encounter questions about this product (as a component of the relatively common RT ticketing system), and there are parts of RT that still refer to "RTFM" even though it's no longer a discrete product. It would be rather unpleasant for us to turn around and tell someone they can't ask ...


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Sorry but sometimes RFTM is the correct answer. We see far too many posts which would never have been required if the asker had simply done the right thing and read the documentation. Instead of creating a blanket ban on the term shouldn't we instead simply close any questions where RTFM is given in either an answer or a comment? Don't treat the symptom. ...


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