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What is Flaming (Internet)

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Bend, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    RE: NWF Community Rule #1

    1. Spamming, trolling, flaming, personal attacks, and distasteful material are prohibited.

    Flaming is a hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of a discussion board, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or even through e-mail. An Internet user typically generates a flame response to other posts or users posting on a site, and such a response is usually not constructive, does not clarify a discussion, and does not persuade others. Sometimes, flamers attempt to assert their authority, or establish a position of superiority over other users. Other times, a flamer is simply an individual who believes he or she carries the only valid opinion. This leads him or her to personally attack those who disagree. In some cases, flamers wish to upset and offend other members of the forum, in which case they can be called "trolls". Most often however, flames are angry or insulting messages transmitted by people who have strong feelings about a subject.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_(Internet)

    Flaming is the often deliberate act of posting or writing messages on Internet bulletin boards and message groups that have the intent of insulting or creating dissent within a group. An Internet flame is often filled with coarse language and personal insults. It is meant to hurt people’s feelings, get them fired up, and not to further conversation on a personal issue. It is never conversational, but it may be meant to upset an entire group, provoking conversation about someone’s flame or on the practice of flaming in general.
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-flaming.htm
     
  2. Monkeyman

    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    Liberace was flaming. . .



    sorry, couldn't pass that up.
     
  3. hunterdad66

    hunterdad66 PNW Member

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    hahahahahahaha
     
  4. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I give that post about an hour.
     
  5. Bend

    Bend Central OR Member

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    Hopefully, MM will come back and fix it thusly.

    Gun owner Liberace was a flaming. . .
    :D
     
  6. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    :laugh:
     
  7. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    :nuts:
     
  8. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    :eek:fftopic: :nospam: :ban: :lolbeat: