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.
etc. based on the internet
in a forum
in an IM
Convo. It will usually
be started by an angry little dirt-child
s 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.
A heavy discussion on forums
that usually ends in total chaos. Insulting words are used frequently. Often a flamewar is started by a troll
, either in the thread
title, or in an offtopic post
that is added to the thread. Administrator
s will often close a thread if it has turned into a flamewar.
had started an innocent thread about graphical differences between Half-Life 2 and Doom3, but when Brassmonkey came in, the discussion turned into a flamewar, until Abom|nation had to close it down.
A thread in a forum where posts get too out-of-hand and result in chaos and spamming/flamming. Usually, flamming occurs between two members and flame wars occur between large groups of members attacking others. Administrators of the message boards will have to close the thread if this happens.
"It started out as a discussion poll but quickly turned into a fu**ing flamewar."
Like paintball, but with flamethrowers
"Dude, that last flame war really hurt!"