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  Flaming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flaming is said by some to be one of a class of economic problems known as The Tragedy of the Commons, when a group holds a resource (in this case, communal attention), but each of the individual members has an incentive to overuse it.
Whereas a flame war is usually a particular spate of flaming against a non-flamy background, a holy war is a drawn-out disagreement that may last years or even span careers.
Use of the term "Holy War" implies that the root of the disagreement is a clash of values, and intractible of resolution except by agreeing to disagree.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flame_war   (1578 words)

 LEARN THE NET: Glossary: Flaming/Flame War
Flaming is reacting to someone's newsgroup posting or e-mail in a hostile manner by publicly chastising the person or bombarding the person with nasty e-mail.
Flaming may occur to users who ask stupid questions or who engage in behavior that violates what is considered proper online netiquette.
A flame war occurs when two or more users flame each other in an escalating manner that threatens to continue unabated.
www.learnthenet.com /english/glossary/flame.htm   (68 words)

 Flame War - Uncyclopedia
Flame Wars will generally start at the slightest provocation or often none at all (U ghey fagz) (there are also recorded cases of ignition arising from negative provocation), and usually involve fire.
Last year (I didz ur m0m), Flame Wars (sometimes written "Flamewars", depending on laziness) destroyed 3.2 million square miles of farmland, according to a certain copyrighted bear with a hat (also ghey) who reminds us that only we can prevent flame wars.
There are two different outcomes of Flame Wars depending on the types of contestants who are competing (both of dem iz t3h suxx0rs).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Flame_War   (1059 words)

 Meatball Wiki: FlameWar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A flame war is a heated argument ad hominem: It primarily consists of personal insults, the rational arguments are secondary.
In a wiki a flame war can develop to a ForestFire (that means the participants start arguing on dozens of pages).
FLAME ON: This type of argument is not worth the bandwidth it takes to send it.
www.usemod.com /cgi-bin/mb.pl?FlameWar   (1048 words)

 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Flamethrowers
The flamethrower, which brought terror to French and British soldiers when used by the German army in the early phases of the First World War in 1914 and 1915 (and which was quickly adopted by both) was by no means a particularly innovative weapon.
The flamethrower was inevitably refined over the intervening centuries, although the models seen in the early days of World War One were developed at the turn of the 20th century.
By the close of the war flamethrower use had been extended to use on tanks, a policy carried forward to World War Two.
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/flamethrowers.htm   (766 words)

 Flame Wars and Other Online Arguments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Flame wars can break out when one person tentatively takes a position that another participant feels strongly about.
When flame war veterans see one of these topics come up, they often restrict their reply to something like, "This is flamebait; I'm not touching this topic." Inexperienced users, on the other hand, blithely charge in, and the same tired arguments are trotted out for the millionth time.
It is exceedingly rare to see somebody change their position during a flame war, no matter how much the facts are stacked against them.
members.aol.com /intwg/flamewars.htm   (2818 words)

 Sample Flame War - Page 4
Flame implies that it is a certain portion of the fire, while the fire is the thing in it's entirety.
From dictionary.com "The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor." for flame, and "A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance." for fire.
[/flame] attacking the opponents intelligence and familly (usually mother + sisters) are common components of a flame war
www.physicsforums.com /showthread.php?p=534306   (492 words)

This flame war has no relevance to the AOL issue except to let the reader partake in the flame war fesitivites.
This Flame War was edited for profanity and presented in a easy to follow manner.
Flame wars like this happen frequently in "busy" newsgroup and quite often the insults are much harsher and of a more personal nature.
www.duke.edu /eng169s2/group4/alok/English/flame1.htm   (1609 words)

 Uncyclopedia:Flamewar Guidelines - Uncyclopedia
Each flamer must first curtsey in their schoolgirl uniform before bowing down for the entirety of the prayer to the God of Flaming.
Both flamers must then don suits made of gasoline and plastic wrap and bathe their computers in the glorious flame, which will probably hurt (the computer, not the flamer).
The flame war flames are making me all burny.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Uncyclopedia:Flamewar_Guidelines   (697 words)

 CNN - World Cup fans extinguish Paris flame honoring war dead - July 1, 1998
PARIS (CNN) -- A sacred eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe honoring France's war dead was extinguished Tuesday night by apparently intoxicated World Cup fans from Mexico, sparking outrage in France.
Paris police officials told Reuters that a male Mexican soccer fan put out the flame by pouring an unidentified liquid on it and was arrested on charges of offending the dead and being drunk in public.
The flame burns over the remains of an unnamed French soldier killed in World War I. Members of the Committee for the Flame and police stand guard day and night.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/europe/9807/01/cup.soccer.flame   (352 words)

 Flame war - Comixpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A flame war is a series of flaming messages in an electronic discussion group or Internet forum system such as usenet, mailing lists or forums.
While most flame wars occur within a single message board, forum, or community, sometimes flame wars will errupt between two separate forums (especially when both forums are centered around similar subjects).
Also message boards that have fanbases who have a disliking of each other have been known to flame each other (Penny Arcade and A Modest Destiny for example).
www.comixpedia.org /index.php/Flame_war   (380 words)

 Message Board - Flame Wars
This is by no means all the information on the Web about Flaming, we will leave it to the reader to do some research on their own too.
I hope to have covered all of the major areas and techniques involved in effective flaming, and that you will be able to use my advice in your future practice.
This is a flame war forum after all.
www.boredreader.com /links.htm   (2042 words)

 Urban Dictionary: flame war
A flame war is a heated argument between two individuals, that results in those involved posting personal attacks on each other during or instead of debating the topic at hand.
This is because the quality of conversation on a forum can be seriously degraded by a flame war.
The word 'flame war' originates from 'flame,' the name for an insult thrown in a message-board or IM Convo.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=flame+war&r=f   (314 words)

 eBay - Book: Flame War (ISBN: 0688143660)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 War of the worms turns into war of words | The Register
War of the worms turns into war of words
War of the worms turns into war of words
According to Steven Sundermeier, a veep at AV firm Central Command, the short period between each worm release, "by the same set of virus writing groups, is real reason for alarm, especially since so many of them have successfully compromised systems worldwide.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/03/03/war_of_the_worms_turns   (352 words)

 MyDD :: Fox News Reports on Sub-Par Dailykos Flame War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If you think this is a flame war, then your obsession with the progressive netroots is clearly new and you have really come late to the party.
Basically, I mean, if you really want to talk about flame wars, then why didn't touch the whole early 2003 Nader thing (#4 all time) the great 2005 pie-fight (#3 all time), the post-election kurfuffle over election fraud (#2 all time), or even the dreaded all-time flame war: SYFPH (Best.
I think that the real meaning of the Faux "flame war" story is not so much that the author does not know what a real flame war is as it is that he is hoping that there will be more on liberal sites and that they will wreck them.
mydd.com /story/2006/7/13/0310/45943   (5794 words)

 Flame War Survival Guide
Accuse your opponent of censorship: It is your right as an American citizen to post whatever the hell you want to the 'Net (as guaranteed by the 37th Amendment, I think).
Anybody who tries to limit your cross-posting or move a Flame War to email is either a communist, a fascist, or both.
At some point during your wonderful career as a Flamer you will undoubtedly end up in a Flame War with somebody who is better than you.
www.petrescue.com /library/flame-guide.htm   (771 words)

 Political Flame War Thread - Part 34 - ShamikaServer Forums
The Bush administration is fighting the former prisoners of war in court, trying to prevent them from collecting nearly $1 billion from Iraq that a federal judge awarded them as compensation for their torture at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Sure our soldiers did not deserve what they got during their prisoner of war status in the first Gulf War, but they are soldiers and airmen that knew that being captured was a risk.
I know that in some cases the GC is bull and has been used against us but it is the best we got that the members of the UN have all signed and are supposed to adhere to.
www.shamikaserver.com /ssforums/showthread.php?t=4985   (613 words)

 theory.isthereason » Putting out Tomorrow’s flame war… Updated!
Thus, perhaps the cause of the flame war was that her impact on the local blogosphere was best felt by the editors at Tomorrow.sg, and intrinsically less so by the typical local blogger who might go “Sondra who?”.
Whichever the case may be, a flame war surrounding the death of someone definitely isn’t the best way to go.
I’m sure part of the flame war was very much due to the concern (love) other bloggers have for Sonya.
theory.isthereason.com /?p=560   (2109 words)

 flame war - OneLook Dictionary Search
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "flame war" is defined.
Flame war : Fan Fiction Dictionary [home, info]
Flame War : ILC Internet Terms [home, info]
www.onelook.com /cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/dofind.cgi?word=flame+war   (157 words)

 Urban Dictionary: flame
flame fire flamer troll flaming bud burn gay homo lame dank diss dro e-mail fag-lame faggot faglame fangirl fat-lame fatlame flamed flamming forum homosexual insult internet lighter marijuana noob opponent queer shitty
The flamer may be quite articulate and intelligent as they question the upbringing of the flamee.
Finally, a flame may be from an idiot, in response to a resonable post from someone else.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=flame   (328 words)

 » Google vs. Microsoft: Flame War! » InsideGoogle » part of the Blog News Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When a blog flame war starts involving people at competing companies, you can’t halp but sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
I’ve seen flame wars and this is more a sputtering birthday candle.
Also big news that day: a flame war between Google and Microsoft employees on their personal blogs.
google.blognewschannel.com /index.php/archives/2005/01/02/google-vs-microsoft-flame-war   (874 words)

 Pharyngula: Flame war in the Durango Herald!
Torbjorn Larsson on Flame war in the Durango Herald!
Andrew Lautin on Flame war in the Durango Herald!
Ron Sullivan on Flame war in the Durango Herald!
scienceblogs.com /pharyngula/2006/01/flame_war_in_the_durango_heral.php   (6676 words)

 The Flame War!!!! - UGOPlayer - Community Forums
And whoever wins a flaming war is the bigger moron who posts the more idiodic stuff than their "opponent" And yeah, anime is for either 12 year olds or geeks with nothing better to do with their lives...
you won the flaming war, but as aL said, the one who wins the flaming war is the biggest moron of this planet.
Al Pacino: The whole reason you started this whole flame war was because Silas J decided to voice his opinion AKA right to free speech.
www.flashplayer.com /forum/showthread.php?t=32123   (3895 words)

 fLame war. - The GTA Place Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even thought its known you do not ask someone to a flame war without reason, I'll take you on.
The views and opinions of my insomniac self do not reflect my actual views or opinions, and anyway this flame was only because you asked for it and not neccasarily because I don't like you.
Feel free to flame back, but I probably wont reply as, as any regular can tell you, I very rarely come on these boards anymore.
www.thegtaplace.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=878   (619 words)

 Hacknot - The Art of Flame War
The following are a few tips and techniques that I've learnt in the course of a great many arguments, flame wars and other "vigorous discussions" that may help you argue more purposefully, and thereby come to view argument as a stimulating activity to be relished, rather than an ordeal to be avoided.
Anger is what turns a discussion into an argument and then into a flame war.
Remarkably often, the act of precisely defining the topic will serve to circumvent any subsequent argument, as it becomes clear that the warring parties do not have conflicting positions on a given subject, but instead are talking about different subjects entirely.
www.hacknot.info /hacknot/action/showEntry?eid=72   (2332 words)

 "Liberal Press Misquoting Paul Wolfowitz on Iraq War" by Brandt Zembsch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is patently different than the Guardian's spin (no, lie) that Wolfowitz said the U.S. had "no choice" regarding going to war in Iraq because of a too-tempting-to-pass-up-neo-imperialistic-oil grab-opportunity.
The notion that the war was ever about oil is a complete piece of nonsense.
But there should be no doubt whatsoever this was a war undertaken because our President and the Prime Minister of England and the other countries that joined with us believe--and I think they believe correctly--that this regime was a threat to our security and a threat that we could no longer live with.
www.chronwatch.com /editorial/contentDisplay.asp?aid=2971   (1118 words)

 Wired News: Campaign 2000 Is a Flame War
And nowhere is the positively soporific tone of this campaign more evident than in the steady stream of email messages spewed forth from the candidates' various campaign supporters.
The emails have developed into an all-out flame war between the two parties.
The email war between the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee is even more fiery.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,36968,00.html   (790 words)

 Ambient Irony: Flame War Thread
"war is bad" is a common enough theme with miyazaki.
Ideally this will lead to people disagreeing over the point at which a series dissolves into cotton candy fluff of no redeeming value or, going the other way, into depressing sludge of same.
That's a list that can be fun to argue over, but sadly it usually ends in a group of candidates rather than war to the knife over the selection of a single victor.
ambientirony.mu.nu /archives/2005/08/flame_war_threa.php   (6312 words)

 Flame Polls - If two parties start a flame war, do you ...
Flame Polls - If two parties start a flame war, do you...
RE: If two parties start a flame war...
And I say this after having participated in several flame wars in the past, and rereading them objectively after the emotions have passed.
forum.myredbook.com /dcforum2/soap/4502.html   (295 words)

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