1. n. An extended exchange of flames between one or more participants in an internet forum, usually characterized by increasing levels of hostility.
Instead of discussing positions in an online discussion, personal attacks (or flames) against the debators are exchanged. See also flame.
An exchange of flames (see above).
The exchange of hateful/instulting e-mail messages. The best way to start a flame war, is to send someone spam (not the canned meat). Table of Contents
an online argument.
A newsgroup phenomenon in which two or more persons get involved in postings that are intentionally inflammatory, derogatory, or argumentative.
An exchange of flames that erupts into a full-scale dispute consuming an entire newsgroup.
a continuing argument in which the noise-to-signal (in the sense of getting more and more emotional and less and less informative) ratio gets progressively higher and higher before dying out
a heated argument between two individuals, that results in those
an emotional, and often irrational, argument between people who hold vastly different views on a subject
an exchange of flames between two or more participants
an exchange of this type of note between two people
an extended exchange of insults between users
an outbreak of flame messages from two or more people with opposing viewpoints
a seemingly endless exchange of such messages
a series of derisive or abusive email messages or newsgroup postings, exchanged between a small number of users
a series of messages which contains nothing but flames
a series of such messages zapping back and forth among two or more posters, particularly if the exchange goes on for more than a day
A series of flames amongst a group of people in a discussion.
Used to describe a situation in which an online discussion becomes a series of aggressive exchanges or personal attacks.
This happens two or more people are communicating which then degenerates into a large amount of flame instead of communication.
When an online discussion develops into a heated exchange.
When an online discussion degenerates into a series of personal attacks against the debators, rather than discussion of their positions. A heated exchange.
When an online discussion degenerates into a series of personal attacks against the debaters, rather than a discussion of their positions, it is referred to as a flame war.
A discussion on a message board, newsgroup, or any other discussion area, where the discussion has changed into an argument (usually between two individual people), and is more about insulting each other than the subject at hand.
Some online discussions degenerate into a series of flames against the debators rather than their positions. A flame war will generally shut down a meaningful discussion for days at a time until the participants tire of the activity.
A series of flames going back and forth on a blog, usually within the comment section, often going on for pages and bearing little relation to whatever topic was on the thread the flames are posted upon.
If an online discussion breaks down and personal attacks against debaters starts, this heated exchange is a flame war.
When a discussion in a public forum such as a newsgroup degenerates into a series of personal attacks delivered by the debators. See Also: Flame
The most unwelcome of posts on a Message Board, a fight. All participants will find themselves banned. If you have a disagreement with somebody, talk to them privately, and don't involve the rest of us. See also: Complete Idiot
A heated argument in a newsgroup or other public electronic forum, often resulting in personal insults and other angry remarks that are off the subject.
A argument or fight that takes place in newsgroup articles or e-mail. Flamewars involve lots of name-calling, nasty insults, and "YELLING."
An online discussion that has degenerated into a series of personal attacks against the debaters, rather than discussion of their positions.
When two or more people exchange insults in a public messaging. It is sometimes done deliberately to disrupt the normal flow of messages. See troll.
A personal attack against an Internet user. Usually the attack results from a message posted onto a Newsgroup or Web Site that inflames its reader/s, a racist comment for example. Sometimes Flame Wars are carried out in public on the Internet. When really vicious, things get personal resulting in a particular user receiving an enormous mass of junk e-mail that can result in a
A series of public posts in which people flame one another rather than contribute useful information.
A series of flaming messages in electronic discussion groups such as chat rooms and internet forums. See also Flaming.
One or more not-very-nice messages usually sent in anger. Can also refer to a torrent of messages sent to someone whom others perceive as not adhering to the rules of netiquette See Netiquette for more information.
a deliberate exchange of insults between two parties. This usually involves a series of insulting, irrelevant posts in the same thread.
An insulting message exchanged via email or within newsgroups. A series of flames are known as flame wars.
When a discussion degenerates into nothing but a series of personal attacks, or flames (see above).
A conflagration in which lots of people jump in on different sides of an argument and start insulting each other. Fun to watch briefly, but a major waste of bandwidth.
When an online discussion degenerates into a series of personal attacks against the debaters, rather than discussion of their positions. See Also: Flame, Flame Mail