An argument between Internet users who repeatedly provoke each other with personal attacks through e-mail and other forms of online communication.
More example sentences
- However, after spam and flame wars became rampant, and the deteriorating signal/noise ratio began to threaten the list's viability, moderation was introduced.
- Don't get in flame wars on Usenet (or anywhere else).
- The huge surface area of all these worlds of programming leads to pointless flame wars over whose world is better.
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