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flame war

(messaging, jargon)
An acrimonious dispute conducted on a public electronic forum such as Usenet. See flame.

flame war

In a Twitter feed, blog, Internet forum, newsgroup or multiuser chat session, an ongoing tirade of contrasting opinions about a topic. See flame.
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If you elect to jump into a flamewar, you can go in one of two directions.
Flamewars can suck you into a vast cyber void, Wasting time that's better spent elsewhere.