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22nd Mar '17 10:59:40 PM Shinobi-San
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*''TabletopGame/{{Magic: the Gathering}}'' has an equivalent saying: "Read the Freaking Card", and the more professional translation "Reading the card explains the card"
12th Mar '17 11:18:49 AM karstovich2
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Be ''very'' careful when using this response in RealLife. Even if you mean it as an innocent suggestion, it carries an implied insult. There are also people who are asking questions when the answers are in manual not because they're stupid, but because they don't ''have'' the manual. If they bought the product used or were given it as a hand-me-down, the manual was probably lost ''ages'' ago. Some products have even shipped without a manual, or with different manuals for different releases, some of which are incomplete. A good manufacturer will post the manual for download on its website, with any updates and errata already applied, but not all manufacturers are good. This is often ''why'' they're asking in the first place. And many items these days, particular computer-related ones, are shipped deliberately without the manual -which is to be downloaded from the company's site.

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Be ''very'' careful when using this response in RealLife. Even if you mean it as an innocent suggestion, it carries an implied insult. There are also people who are asking questions when the answers are in manual not because they're stupid, but because they don't ''have'' the manual. If they bought the product used or were given it as a hand-me-down, the manual was probably lost ''ages'' ago. Some products have even shipped without a manual, or with different manuals for different releases, some of which are incomplete. A good manufacturer will post the manual for download on its website, with any updates and errata already applied, but not all manufacturers are good. Moreover, depending on the age of the item, the manufacturer may not even ''exist'' anymore. This is often ''why'' they're asking in the first place. And many items these days, particular computer-related ones, are shipped deliberately without the manual -which is to be downloaded from the company's site.
4th Mar '17 1:59:54 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' prevents this issue. In a more positive example of ViewersAreMorons, whenever you get a new brush technique you are taken to the pause menu to read up on it. This is vital for the [[SelectiveMagnetism Magnetism]] technique, as there are two ways to draw it that do slightly different things (one attracts, the other repels), and the obligatory tutorial was extremely vague on how the effects were different. Understanding these differences is vital.

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** * ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'' prevents this issue. In a more positive example of ViewersAreMorons, whenever you get a new brush technique you are taken to the pause menu to read up on it. This is vital for the [[SelectiveMagnetism Magnetism]] technique, as there are two ways to draw it that do slightly different things (one attracts, the other repels), and the obligatory tutorial was extremely vague on how the effects were different. Understanding these differences is vital.
4th Mar '17 1:59:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[PennyArcadeAdventures The third installment of Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness]]'' references and parodies this with an attack that Tycho can learn that is titled "RTFM", in which he basically throws a book at an enemy. This is later upgraded to "RTMFM" which doesn't cost MP to cast, and both of these attacks share the same sprite as Tycho's ultimate attack, the 4MP "Master's Thesis".

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* ''[[PennyArcadeAdventures ''[[VideoGame/PennyArcadeAdventures The third installment of Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness]]'' references and parodies this with an attack that Tycho can learn that is titled "RTFM", in which he basically throws a book at an enemy. This is later upgraded to "RTMFM" which doesn't cost MP to cast, and both of these attacks share the same sprite as Tycho's ultimate attack, the 4MP "Master's Thesis".



* The ''Might and Magic VI'' manual contains several letters written by the king to his wife, one of which tells them where the "Third Eye" is located. However there's nothing in game to tell the player where this item is located. So if you don't read the manual you can't complete the game without searching everywhere after getting the quest to find the "Third Eye" (this item doesn't appear before this quest is triggered).

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* The ''Might and Magic ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' manual contains several letters written by the king to his wife, one of which tells them where the "Third Eye" is located. However there's nothing in game to tell the player where this item is located. So if you don't read the manual you can't complete the game without searching everywhere after getting the quest to find the "Third Eye" (this item doesn't appear before this quest is triggered).
5th Feb '17 9:32:33 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Nanou to the Rescue" from ''Bali''[[note]]A somewhat obscure French/Canadian cartoon that was aired for a while on PBS in the U.S.[[/note]], Bali's father is having trouble fixing up a bookshelf in Bali's room. Bali notices a piece of paper in the trashcan, which happens to have the instructions depicted on it, suggesting "Maybe you need this to show you how to fix it properly?" His father, however, says, "No thanks, Bali. Instruction manuals confuse me." Bali heads off for a day in the park, but at the end of the story, the bookshelf is assembled. However, the placement of a single book causes it to fall apart. Bali runs back over to the trashcan with the instructions, suggesting that maybe his dad really does need them. He agrees and they decide to both put the bookshelf together with each other the next day.
24th Oct '16 9:36:45 AM Dinjoralo
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* ''[=TIS-100=]'' is a game about [[ProgrammingGame writing in mock assembly language]], and has an extensive manual in the style of a hand-me-down user guide explaining how the language works. You ''will'' need to have this on hand if you want to progress, since there's no proper tutorial or explanation in the game at all. Having to read the maual is even listed as a selling point.
** ''Shenzen I/O'' is much the same, using a similar faux-assembly to ''[=TIS-100=]''. It also has an extensive manual explaining the language, and the circuits you'll be writing the code onto, that you are expected to keep on hand. One of your co-workers even sends you an e-mail before you can do your first assignment simply telling you that you should be reading that manual.
15th Oct '16 8:59:05 PM nombretomado
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* Excessively snarky news aggregator [[{{fark}} fark.com]] frequently features comments that are derived from the famous RTFM acronym: posters will advertise when posting that they DNRTFA ("Did Not Read The Farking Article") they are commenting on, or be told to RTFA ("Read The..." [[FigureItOutYourself Eh, you can guess the rest.]]) when making a comment that is obviously addressed by the article in question.

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* Excessively snarky news aggregator [[{{fark}} [[Website/{{fark}} fark.com]] frequently features comments that are derived from the famous RTFM acronym: posters will advertise when posting that they DNRTFA ("Did Not Read The Farking Article") they are commenting on, or be told to RTFA ("Read The..." [[FigureItOutYourself Eh, you can guess the rest.]]) when making a comment that is obviously addressed by the article in question.
15th Oct '16 4:33:57 AM EDP
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* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]] [[SubvertedTrope makes a point of reading the manual of his gadgets]] (as shown in the first series issue "Trauma", where his inner monologue mentions that the [[CoolCar PKar]] runs on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomethylhydrazine monomethylhydrazine]])... [[DoubleSubverted But he will forget about the less-used features]] as [[RealityEnsues there's no continual use to keep the memory fresh]] (as shown in a second series' story where he has to search on the manual for what the [=PKar=] runs on, something he never had to deal with before as One took care of it).

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* [[ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures Paperinik]] [[SubvertedTrope makes a point of reading the manual of his gadgets]] (as shown in the first series issue "Trauma", where his inner monologue mentions that the [[CoolCar PKar]] runs on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomethylhydrazine monomethylhydrazine]])... [[DoubleSubverted But he will forget about the less-used features]] as [[RealityEnsues there's no continual use to keep the memory fresh]] (as shown in a second series' story where he has to search on the manual for what the [=PKar=] runs on, something he never had to deal with before as One took care of it). At least he's GenreSavvy enough to keep it just in case...
** Apparently played straight in the classic (non-''Paperinik New Adventures'') stories, as the gadgets are simple enough they don't ''need'' a manual... [[SubvertedTrope Except they may need it for continuous use, and Paperinik read it off-screen]] (shown when the Beagle Boys managed to steal some of his gear and found out the worst way that his fearsome paralizing gun is single shot and needs cartridges they didn't have with them). Also played completely straight in one story, [[JustifiedTrope because as the manuals Gyro wrote for the latest and more complex gadgets were enormous and he just didn't have the time]] (in the end Gyro puts together a miniature computer that will tell Paperinik what he needs to do... Complete with its own DoorStopper-sized manual).
2nd Oct '16 5:51:22 PM ryanswan2
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* A Hoops and Yoyo Administrative Professionals Day e-card has this line when you ask Hoops about fixing the copier:
--> "Allow me to introduce you to Mr. Manual. Read him. Love him. Fix it, you got that? Chop chop!"
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31st Jul '16 1:57:20 PM GuyIncog
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* The climactic sequence of ''Film/XXx'' has Xander Cage driving a gadget-laden muscle car in pursuit of a submersible filled with deadly nerve gas, while his BondGirl {{Expy}} searches through the car's handwritten, barely legible instruction manual for something they can use against it.
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