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Poll: OK, who does? (RTFM)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mock Turtle, Aug 10, 2020.

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  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Sometimes

    6 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. Never

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Depends upon what it is

    18 vote(s)
    69.2%
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  1. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
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  2. SalixIncendium

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    The only time I read a manual is if I don't understand how something works after examining it myself.

    The car I just bought has a bunch of semi-autonomous driving features on it. Most I was able to figure out on my own. For a couple of things, I did have to refer to the owner's manual.
     
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  3. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Ānanda
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    Also, is the poll asking me if I always sometimes or always never read the manual?

    This poll might need a manual. :p
     
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  4. Heyo

    Heyo Well-Known Member

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    If nothing else helps, read the manual.
     
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  5. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    In my experience a "manual" consists of a small 4 page leaflet, written in three languages. The English section is usually a bad translation from Korean.

    Case in point: the full instructions for my new all-singing all-dancing smartphone -

    Step 1. Remove from box.
    Step 2. Use.


    Thank Odin for Youtube, or I'd still be at Step 1.
     
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    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    A bit reckless.
     
  7. Stevicus

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    I have no clue who Simon Cowell is, but I did read the article - and it didn't say exactly what he did on the bike that reading the manual would have prevented.
     
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  8. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    What's the F stand for? Is it the same as the one in JFDI?
     
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    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    You live in a beautiful world. :grinning:
     
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  10. Terry Sampson

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    I keep them in a special drawer, but rarely read more than page, unless the print is too small to read without my "small print glasses". When it's that small, I figure that it must be really important.
     
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    A good chunk of it comes down to how much I spent on the thing. I recently got an unexpected bit of money and bought an Oculus Quest. While it's not especially complicated to set up, I read the manual since if I did somehow break it there's just no way I could have easily afforded a replacement.

    The set of earbuds that cost me a tenner? Nah, manual went straight in the bin.
     
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  12. Heyo

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    Yes, but no risk, no fun.

    Actually, I'm the one who often does read the manual, just not for items which are simple or simple to use. And finding out how to use it works better to memorize the functions than reading the manual.
    I even read EULAs. That's why I don't have facebook, Skype or other social media apps.
     
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    This is why I'm driving my Skoda till it dies and will then replace it with another Skoda. Too much to learn, too little time. Why does a car need a bluetooth enabled satnav that synchronises with the smartphone jack backup steering column adjuster? Or is that just me?
     
  14. Heyo

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    Read the friendly manual.

    (Not really, but that's the version I'm allowed to post on RF.)
     
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  15. Terry Sampson

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    :eek:
     
  16. Heyo

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    Yep, that's what reading an EULA will do to your ability to communicate. It can make you lonely and a digital pariah. Do not read EULA.
     
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    'mud ~~ Life is Stuff ~~
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    Do I have to plug these batteries in ?


    I know, I know.......
     
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  18. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Maybe the same as FQ on the range of ****ing quick evo lancers
     
  19. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I tend to read manuals, not always before i switch on but at the latest soon after. Most things are pretty self explanatory for basic functions but if you want a bit more then read the manual... Except if the instructions got lost on the way from Korean to Englis
     
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  20. Mock Turtle

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    I'm sure at the time I thought there was a difference between No and Never - not sure why though. :facepalm:
     
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