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Autor:  Rodolfo
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  18/OUT/2005 3:42 PM
Assunto:  Flame wars
 
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What is a Flame War?

Not entirely easy to explain.... If you flame someone, you have loudly and publicly disagreed with something they have said. Public, here, means in a Usenet Newsgroup or on a mailing list - not just in a private email.

For example, suppose someone said in an article that the moon was made of green cheese. If you posted the following:

In article <blah etc> you said:
> and the moon is made of green cheese.
No, it is actually made of rock. This was confirmed by the samples taken
during the 1969 landings.
This is a correction, not a flame.

If, however, you posted the following:

In article <blah etc> you said:
> and the moon is made of green cheese.
Ha! What a *moron*. Didn't you learn anything at school? That's such a
stupid thing to say I almost think that someone forgot to log out!!

Now that is a flame. Get the idea? 

 

Source: http://www.people.man.ac.uk/~zlsiira/Netiquette/flame.html


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Flame wars  –  Renato  18/OUT/2005, 2:42 PM
Flame wars  –  orlando  18/OUT/2005, 3:36 PM
 Flame wars  –  Rodolfo  18/OUT/2005, 3:42 PM
Flame wars  –  Uriel  18/OUT/2005, 3:50 PM

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