RTFM, Read The FFFFing Manual, was the standard response to stupid questions. A stupid question being a request for information that could of easily been found by reading the manual.
Literate computer users often added disclaimers to questions just to avoid the demeaning RTFM. For example a posted question would be: “How do I get XYZ program to ABC with DEF? Chapters 1, 2, 3 mention ABCing but not with DEF. I perfomed steps GHI and even tried JKL and MNO but I got error messages PQR. I searched every line of every .ini file but could find no applicable settings. I opened every .sys and .exe file with Hex Editor but don’t see any clues. I went over every line of the source code and tried changing STU and recompiling to no avail. Please help!”
But now that the 'Net has expanded beyond .edu sites to become a major source of information we now have new stupid questions.
DAFS – Do A FFFFing Search
Taken from actual case files (and feel free to be offended if this is your question because this is The Pit and I am free to offend you here.)
“Which words does the MPAA use to rate a movie?”
(At least this person looked at the MPAA site.)
But - DAFS - DO A FFFFING SEARCH
“How do you translate these Russian words?”
DAFS - DO A FFFFING SEARCH
There is a place on the web called Google. You enter words and it returns a list of sites containing those words.
DAFS with “MPAA” and you get thousands of sites. Add another word to the search criteria to reduce the number of hits. Try “MPAA rating”. Too many hits? Lots of irrevalent hits? Try “MPAA rating criteria”. And so on.
DAFS with “Russian translate” and guess what the first site on the hit list is. Yeap! A translation service!
Any search enginge will do but Google will list sites in ranking order of how many other people link to that site. The more links to a site the higher on the Google list. (Plus other criteria like date but that’s another subculture with terms like GoogleBombs.)