Etiquette on the mailing list, to RTFM or not to RTFM

November 1, 2011
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(This article was first published on NumberTheory » R stuff, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Sometimes people ask very basic questions on the R-help mailing list, which could have easily been answered by reading some R manual or doing a quick Google search. Responses on the mailing range from people answering the question to “Please read the posting guide” or RFTM. I found the following discussion in the R-help archive which contains a good discussion on whether or not to use RTFM.

http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/No-RTFM-td2332035.html

Have a good read!

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