Flame Debate




"Flames that flame so good the person doesn't know 
he's been flamed--now that's a good 
flame. But not a flame. For a flame calls attention to 
itself as a flame. It's subtle as a shovel 'side 
the head." DonL, Diversity University MOO.

"Flaming  3. A violation of community standards of 
etiquette in CMC." Logie, Diversity University 
MOO.

"Flaming is grafitti on the establishment by a 
nondominant group." AheaP, Diversity University 
MOO.

"I think flaming is mostly posturing, territory-claiming 
activity."  KarlaK, Diversity University MOO.

AheaP [to KarlaK} "peeing on fences???!!!"

"Would flaming be a rhetorical device used to gain 
power in a communication interchange, 
then?" powley, Diversity University MOO.

"Is it like pornography? You know it when you see it?" 
Logie, Diversity University MOO.

"Thus flaming is arguably a form of reinforcing community
standards...talk our talk or PISS OFF!" 
Logie, Diversity University MOO.


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"When does flaming become abusive and bad and silencing, and when is it merely reflecting a more healthy irreverence? That is the line we need to draw." Chris-B, Diversity University MOO.