how to politely tell someone to RTFM

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how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by buzby » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:06 am

hi - so there is no need to watch this if you are n’t totally new to ableton but if you ever felt like telling someone to RTFM - now you can do it politely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--97ljtbwTk

this also shows where to find the built lessons - a good starting point for total beginners :)

cheers :)
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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by Goddard » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:01 am

RT...M?
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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by JDFS » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:44 am

F, RTM.

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by jbodango » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:06 pm

Is there a video that shows me how to do that? :P

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by regretfullySaid » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:07 pm

Say it in lower case
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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by musikmachine » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:13 pm

Is this a rickroll? :evil:

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by tedlogan » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:55 pm

"how to politely tell someone to RTFM"

: PRTFM

Please Read The Fucking Manual.

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by musikmachine » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:55 pm

tedlogan wrote:"how to politely tell someone to RTFM"

: PRTFM

Please Read The Fucking Manual.
It's political correctness gone mad!

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by Martin Gifford » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:52 am

You can tell me 5,000,000 times to RTFM, but I would rather WAAV (watch any Ableton video) even on a F'g unrelated topic. Indeed...

Rather learn the wrong thing in a youtube Ableton video than RTFM.
Rather watch a Cubase video than RTFM.
Rather watch a McDonald's ad than RTFM.
Rather FTFM than RTFM.
Rather hook up a mic and record the sound of fanning through the pages than RTFM.
Rather write nonsense on the Ableton Forum than RTFM.

Hate RTFM. :evil:

This is 2015. Videos exist now.

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by tedlogan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:03 am

https://www.ableton.com/en/manual/welcome-to-live/

I highly recommend anyone who uses Live a lot to read the manual in its entirety. Concise and extremely informative, with no bullshit or misinformation. In many cases, you'd get the info you seek much quicker simply looking it up in the online manual than watching a YouTube video. And I would guess that all the YouTube videos combined do not cover everything the manual covers.

Reading is good.

Manuals are great.

The Live manual is also actually an enjoyable read.

Don't get me wrong - YouTube is a fantastic resource (at the same time also a bottomless quagmire of crap), but it is not a replacement for Live's manual.


PRTFM.

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by mrdelurk » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:07 am

I *love* manuals. Open the PDF, run a word search on the term, bam! you're reading it on page 437.
This, compared to some never-ending video with no indication when it's going to get to the issue I want wins in a nanosecond for me.

Ted Talk videos, science movies, anything video, actually... I head straight for the transcript. Why waste a whole hour watching the video if I can read, grasp the transcript and be outta there in 5 minutes. Time is precious.

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by BoddAH » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:44 am

I don’t like reading.
Reading is for nerds.
/sarcasm

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by Buleriachk » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:36 pm

BoddAH wrote:I don’t like reading.
Reading is for nerds.
/sarcasm
Yeah, you have to learn stuff like key signatures, and other stuff...

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by mrdelurk » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:05 am

BoddAH wrote:I don’t like reading.
Reading is for nerds.
/sarcasm
Can we get this as a video? :lol:

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Re: how to politely tell someone to RTFM

Post by BoddAH » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:53 am

mrdelurk wrote:
BoddAH wrote:I don’t like reading.
Reading is for nerds.
/sarcasm
Can we get this as a video? :lol:
Is a picture OK too? :lol:

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