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Webopedia Fun Term of the Day: What is flame war?

“In online forums and other online discussion spaces, a flame
war is a series of flame posts or messages in a thread that are
considered derogatory in nature or are completely off-topic. Often
these flames are posted for the sole purpose of offending or
upsetting other users. The flame becomes a flame war when other
users respond to the thread with their own flame message.”

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