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.
by Markus February 9, 2004
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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:

"And how."
"STFU Newbie!"
"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.
by Bastardized Bottomburp March 28, 2003
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Like paintball, but with flamethrowers
"Dude, that last flame war really hurt!"
by William Mccreight August 4, 2007
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A Flame War is just exactly what you think it is.. kind of. Flame Wars usually appear on internet Threads. A Flame War mostly consists on 2 people both being angry at each other to the point racial slurs, threats, or any other type of offensive things are involved. Flame Wars will most likely end in some one giving up or some one getting banned from the website.
A normal flame war:

xXswagboy91Xx: lol ur mom is fat
mlgqu1cksc0per227: nah urs is

3 and-a-half minutes later

xXswagboy91Xx: UR A FUKING PIECE OF WHITE TRASH BITCH MOTHERFUCKER!
mlgqu1cksc0per227: fuck you nigger. go eat some kfc and watermelon bitch. kill yourself.
by Teknetium December 27, 2014
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when two eleven year olds fight over something that makes literally no sense
Jon: pizza is TOTALLY a vegetable!!
Wesley: it's not!! it doesn't grow on a plant, does it??
Jon: WELL ALL THE INGREDIENTS DO, SO HA!!!
Welsey: what about cheese?? anchovies?? pepperonis??
Jon: eh, you win our little flame war
Wesley: good
Jon: my dad agrees with me tho >.>
Welsey: JUST SHUT UP
by Sir FiddleSticks June 26, 2018
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A site on the internet where flaming is encouraged for the purpose of entertainment.

www.flamewarforum.com

Contains information regarding what a flame war is, how to flame, how best to respond to flaming and a guide to forum speak.
I'm flaming some moron on flamewarforum.com
by Markus February 7, 2004
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A fight fought with farts and a bic lighter
Good god, smells like you two were having a flame war in here
by Deranged Don April 22, 2021
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