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RTFM is Interwebs-speak for "Repeat the first message". It is used when the message did not transfer over the Interwebs properly. If someone tells you to RTFM, be patient with them, and copy-and-paste your original message several times. Also, typing the message with capslock on will improve the chances that it will get through (similar to yelling at a brick wall, telephone, or foreigner).
Tip
Rtfm

Often in exasperation the message recipient will hit himself with a book (any book, though The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is preferable) because the message keeps getting hopelessly garbled in transit. Don't worry, he's mad at the hardware, not you, and you should continue Repeating The First Message until he receives it properly.


Example

  
miket65> how do i change the color of links 
redjl> omg rtfm n00b
miket65> ok
miket65> how do i change the color of links
redjl> RTFM
miket65> HOW CAN I CHANGE THE COLOR OF LINKS 
miket65> HOW CAN I CHANGE THE COLOR OF LINKS   
redjl> Message received. Sending you the information over the Cyber-Web.  
miket65> Thanks, good buddy!   
redjl> You are welcome, Internet pal!
 

Real-Life Example

[22:06] an ivy slacker: so do i run wpa kill
[22:06] *** Auto-response sent to an ivy slacker: Fucking exams...I hate my life.
[22:06] C0dename46: RTFM
[22:06] an ivy slacker: ?
[22:07] C0dename46: are you using Trillian?
[22:07] an ivy slacker: no
[22:07] C0dename46: RTFM
[22:07] C0dename46: Repeat the first message
[22:07] an ivy slacker: oh i thot it meant run the mother fucker
[22:07] C0dename46: didn't quite get it
[22:07] C0dename46: RTFM
[22:07] an ivy slacker: wat do i do with wpa kill after i dl it
[22:08] C0dename46: umm
[22:08] C0dename46: read the readme :P
[22:08] an ivy slacker: lol ok

Other meanings

  • Right Time For Mac
  • Roust Thar Flagon, Matey! (See Talk Like A Pirate Day)
  • Resend the Fucking Message!
  • Rub the Fluffy Mouse
  • Repeat That For Me
  • Read the F...ine Manual
  • Really tasty finger muffins
  • Read the Fantastic Manual
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