So what exactly is a flame, anyway?
This is what SOME people think...
Flame: 1) n. The part of a fire that extends upward as a series of colors
ranging from blue to orange.
2) n. (Internet) An attack of another based on personal ideas,
beliefs, and/or expressed thoughts.
3) v. (Internet) The act of writing/sending/responding to a flame.
I have to disagree with Paul's definition of a flame. Flames can be hotter
than a blue flame, all the way up to a white flame. :)
Seriously though, you might want to clarify 2 by saying a
verbal/written attack. It would hardly be a flame if I were to show
up in class and punch you for not including white in your spectrum of
flames. I promise not to do that though. :)
Also, for 3, I don't think we should include responding to a flame. I
think it is possible to respond to a flame in a civilized manor without
flaming the original party.
(Allan V. Kotmel Jr.)
Here are some excerpts from a debate on flames
from Diversity Univerity MOO.
Here are a few links to other web pages with definitions
Add your own definitions,
comments, flames, claims, etc, to the Graffiti