2. A person who constantly starts fights on forums or message boards. Usually with many vilgar statements, and outright lies.
2. A person who deliberately makes inflammitory or slanderous posts on internet message boards for the purpose of starting a flame war.
2. The forum member's tendancy to insult and pick fights with other users earned him a reputation as a flamer.
They must not be confused with Trolls.
Trolls are people who flame the posters themselves, they flame because of rank, previous disagreements, sex, status, ect.
Flamer: Pssh, that's stupid, you obviously know nothing of abortion, idiot.
Troll: OMG! Why don't you learn how to spell you stupid f***ing newbie!?!