Definitions for "Flame War"
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).
Keywords:  fusillade
is a dispute between members of a conference or listserv that is carried on by sending angry correspondence.
a situation in which one or all of the aforementioned rules has been broken and a moderator is forced to step in
Keywords:  row, extended, pain, real, individuals
Several flames in a row between two or more individuals. Extended flames can be a real pain.