An intense, heated discussion, usually lengthy. Flame wars are often about an issue that cannot be solved, usually because it is often a mere matter of taste or opinion. Generally caused by Trolls posting provocative, Dangerous, or insulting statements.
Most flame wars are to be seen on Weblogs, Usenet and IRC channels.
- Linux/Unix vs. Windows
- Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life
- My car is shinier than yours
- This channel/newsgroup/forum sucks.
- I hate you all
- The Flamewar Forum (http://www.flamewarforum.com)
- The Burnmeister (http://www.rikai.com/perl/Burn.pl) – turns any text into a flame (warning: bad language)
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