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11th Sep '15 8:14:01 AM DragonQuestZ
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->''"[[WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies We didn't start the flame war]]''

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9th Jan '15 6:57:58 PM RevolutionStone
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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[HitlerAteSugar Hitler]].

After a time, the flames may abate, but usually more because of exhaustion than anyone actually getting a point across. Once everyone has recovered their stamina, all it takes is one innocent (or [[{{Troll}} not-so-innocent]]) person bringing the subject up to [[InternetBackdraft start things all over again]].

In fandom related communities, a lot of the flame wars are the result of a BrokenBase, FandomRivalry, FandomHeresy, or other FanDumb behavior -- which, in turn, is the result of people regarding the fandom as SeriousBusiness. In a way, it can be even more bothersome than dealing with {{troll}}s who come onto the community to bash the entire fandom. Sometimes a fandom Flame War can reach such levels that it becomes a [[http://catb.org/jargon/html/H/holy-wars.html Holy War]], a massive, prolonged battle of insults. The Console Wars and PC vs. Mac debate are good examples of these prolonged, though rare, wars.

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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[HitlerAteSugar Hitler]].

Hitler]]. Also inevitably, the InternetToughGuy will get involved, resulting in legal threats (anything from DMCA takedowns and people trying to drag the legal staff of people or businesses involved into the flame war to [[RougeAnglesOfSatin often hilariously misspelled]] accusations of "defamation" and even possibly an actual FrivolousLawsuit), and sometimes even actual threats of violence or RealLife harassment.

After a time, the flames may abate, but usually more because of exhaustion than anyone actually getting a point across. Once everyone has recovered their stamina, all it takes is one innocent (or [[{{Troll}} not-so-innocent]]) person bringing the subject up to [[InternetBackdraft start things all over again]].

again]]. In even worse cases, people insist on taking the FlameWar or their grievances from old flame wars to the people once involved ''elsewhere,'' or seek to get uninvolved people involved and taking a side, which is why ThisVeryWiki and some other sites have strict rules against importing or exporting drama.

In fandom related communities, a lot of the flame wars are the result of a BrokenBase, FandomRivalry, FandomHeresy, or other FanDumb behavior -- which, in turn, is the result of people regarding the fandom as SeriousBusiness. In a way, it can be even more bothersome than dealing with {{troll}}s who come onto the community to bash the entire fandom. Sometimes a fandom Flame War can reach such levels that it becomes a [[http://catb.org/jargon/html/H/holy-wars.html Holy War]], a massive, prolonged battle of insults. The Console Wars and PC vs. Mac debate are good examples of these prolonged, though rare, wars.
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11th Nov '14 4:38:13 PM TheDiego908
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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]].

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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler [[HitlerAteSugar Hitler]].
25th Oct '14 5:57:21 AM LongLiveHumour
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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[AdolfHitler Hitler]].

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There is something about the anonymous nature of the Internet that makes people [[{{GIFT}} behave]] in ways that they wouldn't when they're face-to-face with other people. What starts as a minor disagreement like "how to [[{{Shipping}} ship]] two minor characters," or "what constitutes {{canon}} or {{fanon}}," escalates until the users are insulting each other, flinging expletives and profanities and shouting at the top of their virtual lungs. Inevitably, someone will be [[GodwinsLaw compared to]] [[AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]].
9th May '14 6:25:22 AM case
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->''"We didn't start the flame war''

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31st Oct '13 4:47:20 PM Nohbody
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->''"[[WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies We didn't start the flame war]]''

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* FlameWar/{{Real Life}}
17th May '13 1:43:16 PM Morgenthaler
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->''[[WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies We didn't start the flame war]]''
->''Peeps were hatin' on it 'fore I left my comment''

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->''Peeps were hatin' on it 'fore I left my comment''comment"''
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