flame war


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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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American politics didn't use to feature running flame wars. Like Berry and Sobieraj, Mutz doesn't believe the politicians themselves are any less civil now than they used to be.
The competing voices and the attempts to mollify both the passionately critical posters and the passionately defensive and counter-critical male author made this an example of what Henry Jenkins (2008), as well as Andrew Flanagin and Patrick O'Sullivan (2003), would term a 'flame war' because the very personally and passionately critical posts were examples of hostile online arguments that exposed taken-for-granted assumptions to public debate and scrutiny (Walker, 2008).
Replay this process online and the retaliation gradually fuels the level of aggression and hostility into a spiralling conflict referred to as a "flame war", leaving both parties aggrieved and likely to continue their disagreement when they next meet.
Every so often, a little flame war will erupt in WDJ's Letters to the Editor, comment section on the WDJ website, or WDJ's Facebook page.
India, July 31 -- Here comes the flame war. According to a new report, dumb people are more likely to use Internet Explorer than smart people.
Nevertheless the profile (our 10th most-read feature of the year on Advocate, com) ignited a flame war among readers.
Without a doubt, "controlling the message" through approved case studies and testimonials reduces the worry that there will be an all-out flame war on a company's site.
Do not under any circumstance get involved in a 'flame war' online.
* The best way to quash a flame war is to ignore it.
When users send email back and forth and continue flaming each other, it's called a flame war. To avoid a flame war, be polite.
Among netizens this event has gone down in history as the "Great Renaming." It prompted a flame war -- a flood of e-mail complaints, criticism, and outrage.