If you want to avoid the naughty words in the definition of RTFM and variants, you could always replace the F with "Friendly", a usage I've frequently seen here and that's rather less combative.
Being pedantic here, I've never seen "LUSER" capitalized, because it's really more a regular word than an acronym.
In addition to SoPW, I think I've occasionally encountered CUFP (Cool Uses for Perl).
And don't forget JAPH (Just Another Perl Hacker), specifically an obfu(scated) way of printing that message...
Updated: Abigail-II points out that RTFM is meant to be blunt. Although RTFM sometimes is used in a nicey-nicey way, replacing Fucking with something Friendlier does diminish the impact of the acronym in its default, unqualified usage. So upon further consideration, I withdraw that suggestion.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||