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flame war

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Definition of flame war in English:

noun

informal
A lengthy exchange of angry or abusive messages between users of an Internet message board or forum: when people engage in flame wars, they often do battle from behind the cloak of anonymity
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  • 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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