A battle, fight, arguement, bitch-fest etc. based on the internet in a forum or message-board and sometimes in an IM Convo. It will usually be started by an angry little dirt-child who thinks the 'opponent' has done something against his or her authoritory. Some flame-wars are started intentionally to see who can spurt the best insult. Some cheaters will use images as arguments, but some images are very convincing in arguements, such as images that bring any if the following slogans over:
"Where is the funny?"
Any image with these slogans or slogans relating to the forementioned goes good with an image that relates to the image.
Anyhoo, some people devote a forum from their message-board on intentional flame-wars just for fun. But just because it is for fun doesn't make it a total piss-up. The rage felt in flame-wars are genrally believable and occasionally hilarious.
The word 'flame war' originates from 'flame,' the name for an insult thrown in a message-board or IM Convo. To be 'flamed' is to be insulted. A flame war is full of flaming.
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.
Most forums have rules that forbid flaming. This is because the quality of conversation on a forum can be seriously degraded by a flame war. Topics can be "hijacked" by two people who would rather flame each other than discuss the subject of the thread.
Some websites encourage flaming for the purpose of entertainment. One such website is www.flamewarforum.com.
I can't come to work today because i'm having a flame war on www.flamewarforum.com.
Like paintball, but with flamethrowers
"Dude, that last flame war really hurt!"