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flame war

slang An exchange of angry or inflammatory messages online, as on a forum or message board. The message board administrators suspended everyone involved in that flame war.
See also: flame, war
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Trolling is a global online phenomenon, with roots in the newsgroups of the mid-90s, which hosted intense discussions called flame wars. These wars of words evolved into malicious personal attacks if you did not agree with the person.
But what if the outrage, the trumped-up online catastrophes, the fake news and the really fake news, the flame wars, the sniping, and the non-answers and evasions by elected officials might all be worth it if what you give up to avoid it is the ability to connect people and organizations with good information?
Following a year of dizzying news cycles, Twitter flame wars and increasingly deep political divisions, getting engrossed in a meaty book on leadership lessons, in-depth career advice or ideas for improving the way we work may sound pretty tempting.
Suh said internet flame wars and criminal acts of anger against strangers are also a consequence of the failure to manage anger.
ns for the She wrote on Twitter: "Please don't start flame wars over it, but this year I'd like to apologise for killing (whispers)...
Ghonim: Instead of constructive dialogue about the way forward, there were bitter flame wars among many groups--sometimes among friends.
American politics didn't use to feature running flame wars. Like Berry and Sobieraj, Mutz doesn't believe the politicians themselves are any less civil now than they used to be.
But for years Facebook users have been clamouring for more, with most wishing a 'Dislike' button would be added, but the social network long resisted this change, not wanting to avoid turning the social network into a lawless flame wars platform.
Flame wars and pathetic "discourse" happen when they join or lead trolls in online abuse.
EXTINGUISHER OF FLAME WARS! MODERATO AS ARE FORCES FOR STABILITY AND CIVILITY ...
To avoid sparking online flame wars, prepare yourself to receive negative comments.
In spite of this diverse conversation, the VC is remarkably well-behaved for an online community: Trolling, flame wars, and the like are very rare.
The Android flame wars are all about specs, with every iteration from every OEM packing more and more impresA[degrees] sive, over the top hardware, that is quickly pushing deskA[degrees] tops and laptops into uncomfortable corners.
Robert Christgau announced Prince's ascension to rock's satyr of choice by advising Mick Jagger to "pack up his penis and go home." The generational clash between Madonna and Lady Gaga can still incite furious flame wars, likewise with rival rap queen bees Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj.