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7th Jan '16 6:40:33 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', it's common for either Jon and Ego to ignore tutorials (sometimes intentionally) and then complain about not knowing what to do.
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* In ''WebVideo/GameGrumps'', it's common for either Jon [[Creator/EgoRaptor Arin]] and Ego [[Creator/JonTron Jon]]/[[Music/NinjaSexParty Danny]] to ignore tutorials (sometimes intentionally) and then complain about not knowing what to do.
2nd Jan '16 9:30:50 PM sabrina_diamond
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* Amazon customer review pages are loaded with angry 1 star reviews from customers complaining that a product didn't work as expected, even though the very thing they're complaining about is addressed in the Amazon item description.
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* Amazon customer review pages are loaded with angry 1 star 1-star reviews from customers complaining that a bought product didn't work as expected, even though the very thing they're complaining about is ''already'' addressed in the Amazon item description.item's description!

** A few games nowadays (Such as ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'') print the general controls on the back of the cover sleeve, viewable through the translucent game box. This makes sure people will notice it when they crack the box open to take the disk out.
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** A few games nowadays (Such as ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'') print the general controls on the back of the cover sleeve, viewable through the translucent game box. This makes sure people will surely notice it when they crack the box open to take the disk out.
31st Dec '15 4:54:50 AM Eddy1215
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--->'''Doug Dimmadome:''' It was in an old computer manual? Dag nabbit, [[RunningGag no one ever reads the manual!]]
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--->'''Doug -->'''Doug Dimmadome:''' It was in an old computer manual? Dag nabbit, [[RunningGag no one ever reads the manual!]]

* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa'', the penguins wonder about a warning light in the plane they're flying. Skipper asks for the manual... and smashes the light bulb with it. "Problemo solved."
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}: Escape 2 Africa'', the penguins wonder about a warning light in the plane they're flying. Skipper asks for the manual... [[BaitAndSwitch and smashes the light bulb with it.it]]. "Problemo solved."

* In the [[TheMovie tv movie]] ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', after [[TheReveal Perry's cover is blown]] and the boys find out their pet platypus is actually a secret agent, he gives them a pamphlet which an upset Phineas immediately throws away. Had he read it, he would have found out that Perry kept his identity a secret because he would have to leave them otherwise. [[spoiler:It says a lot that Phineas and Ferb forgave and fought alongside Perry even without knowing]].
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* In the [[TheMovie tv TV movie]] ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', after [[TheReveal Perry's cover is blown]] and the boys find out their pet platypus is actually a secret agent, he gives them a pamphlet which an upset Phineas immediately throws away. Had he read it, he would have found out that Perry kept his identity a secret because he would have to leave them otherwise. [[spoiler:It says a lot that Phineas and Ferb forgave and fought alongside Perry even without knowing]].
9th Dec '15 3:08:36 PM Discar
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* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] threw the TARDIS manual in a supernova because he disagreed with it. This must have taken some time, as the Eighth Doctor claimed there was a volume 21...to the quickstart guide.
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* [[Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'': ** The Doctor]] Doctor threw the TARDIS manual in a supernova because he disagreed with it. This must have taken some time, as the Eighth Doctor claimed there was a volume 21...to the quickstart guide.

** Turns out that refusing to read the manual is part of the reason why TARDIS makes the iconic Vworp noise when it dematerialises. The Doctor forgets to the turn the ''brakes'' off, so when this is pointed out to him, he claims that it's actually because he refuses to do so, as he [[MostWonderfulSound loves the noise]].
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** Turns out that refusing to read the manual is part of the reason why TARDIS makes the iconic Vworp noise when it dematerialises. The Doctor forgets to the turn the ''brakes'' off, so when this is pointed out to him, he claims that it's actually because he refuses to do so, as he [[MostWonderfulSound loves the noise]].

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** Turns out that refusing to read the manual is part of the reason why [[spoiler:Clara Oswald]]'s TARDIS makes still has its manual, which helps explain how she can fly the iconic Vworp noise when it dematerialises. The Doctor forgets to the turn the ''brakes'' off, so when this is pointed out to him, he claims that it's actually because he refuses to do so, as he [[MostWonderfulSound loves the noise]].thing without centuries of experience. Still can't fix a glitchy chameleon circuit, though.
8th Dec '15 9:59:44 AM HighCrate
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It's one that you've Seen A Million Times, especially in {{Sit Com}}s: "I'm a man; I don't need to read the instructions." Or the manual is in an entirely different language, [[BlindIdiotTranslation or it was written in English by someone who can barely say "I doesn't knows speaking English"]].
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It's one that you've Seen A Million Times, especially in {{Sit Com}}s: "I'm a man; [[BlatantLies great with tools]]; I don't need to read the instructions." Or the manual is in an entirely different language, [[BlindIdiotTranslation or it was written in English by someone who can barely say "I doesn't knows speaking English"]].
11th Nov '15 11:25:52 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In some internet discussions groups, posters go overboard telling people who are asking any question to {{RTFM}} (anything Unix-related for example), even if said manuals comprise 1000 pages or more just for the overview. Regardless of being helpful or smug, it often translates as 'I don't know either'.
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* In some internet discussions groups, posters go overboard telling people who are asking any question to {{RTFM}} RTFM (anything Unix-related for example), even if said manuals comprise 1000 pages or more just for the overview. Regardless of being helpful or smug, it often translates as 'I don't know either'.
11th Nov '15 11:22:14 AM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', this is yet another thing [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything the Dev Team thought of]]. From their Windows binary download page:
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', this is yet another thing [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight the Dev Team thought of]]. From their Windows binary download page:
11th Nov '15 11:19:42 AM MegaMarioMan
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Linking to a page in the page, changed the link.
[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Now just shut up, sit down and]] [[OverlyLongGag Read]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle the]] [[ReadTheFreakingManual Freaking Manual!]]
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[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Now just shut up, sit down and]] [[OverlyLongGag Read]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle the]] [[ReadTheFreakingManual [[TitleDrop Freaking Manual!]]
25th Oct '15 5:01:46 AM crazyrabbits
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* ''Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes'' is an entire game based around this trope. The game involves one person having to go through a highly technical and complicated manual (with [[http://[www.bombmanual.com its own website]], even) and having to give directions to the person in-game, who is attempting to disarm complicated bombs. The difficulty relies on the fact that it's up to the reader to make sense of the manual, understand the various components and give clear directions to the defuser within the 5-minute time limit.
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* ''Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes'' is an entire game based around this trope. The game involves one person having to go through a highly technical and complicated manual (with [[http://[www.[[http://www.bombmanual.com its own website]], even) and having to give directions to the person in-game, who is attempting to disarm complicated bombs. The difficulty relies on the fact that it's up to the reader to make sense of the manual, understand the various components and give clear directions to the defuser within the 5-minute time limit.
25th Oct '15 5:00:57 AM crazyrabbits
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* ''Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes'' is an entire game based around this trope. The game involves one person having to go through a highly technical and complicated manual (with [[www.bombmanual.com its own website]], even) and having to give directions to the person in-game, who is attempting to disarm complicated bombs. The difficulty relies on the fact that it's up to the reader to make sense of the manual, understand the various components and give clear directions to the defuser within the 5-minute time limit.
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* ''Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes'' is an entire game based around this trope. The game involves one person having to go through a highly technical and complicated manual (with [[www.[[http://[www.bombmanual.com its own website]], even) and having to give directions to the person in-game, who is attempting to disarm complicated bombs. The difficulty relies on the fact that it's up to the reader to make sense of the manual, understand the various components and give clear directions to the defuser within the 5-minute time limit.
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