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flame

 [flām]
1. the luminous, irregular appearance usually accompanying combustion, or an appearance resembling it.
2. to render sterile by exposure to a flame.
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The flame war in The Fanisode was over a submission for a scene that won Round 2 but offended many of the readers.
As a participant on the list HAMSTUDY, Milliard submitted a strongly worded posting questioning the validity of psychoanalysis and its relevance to an ongoing discussion about cultural studies - thus the chapter's title, "I flamed Freud: A case study in teletextual incendiarism." He traces the principal rhetorical moves that ended in a full-fledged flame war. The thread quickly shifted from his and others' arguments to matters of rhetorical performance and persona.
Flame wars can suck you into a vast cybervoid, wasting time that can be better spent elsewhere.
Even in this more structured environment, the first smoldering of a good old-fashioned flame war can occur, but the group dynamic almost always extinguishes flare-ups quickly.
Trolling is a global online phenomenon, with roots in the newsgroups of the mid-90s, which hosted intense discussions called flame wars. These wars of words evolved into malicious personal attacks if you did not agree with the person.
But what if the outrage, the trumped-up online catastrophes, the fake news and the really fake news, the flame wars, the sniping, and the non-answers and evasions by elected officials might all be worth it if what you give up to avoid it is the ability to connect people and organizations with good information?
Following a year of dizzying news cycles, Twitter flame wars and increasingly deep political divisions, getting engrossed in a meaty book on leadership lessons, in-depth career advice or ideas for improving the way we work may sound pretty tempting.
Suh said internet flame wars and criminal acts of anger against strangers are also a consequence of the failure to manage anger.
ns for the She wrote on Twitter: "Please don't start flame wars over it, but this year I'd like to apologise for killing (whispers)...
Ghonim: Instead of constructive dialogue about the way forward, there were bitter flame wars among many groups--sometimes among friends.