The Secret Cause of Flame Wars

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The Travelin Man
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The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Thu, 02/16/06 11:56 PM
Ahhh....if this topic isn't relevant around here this week. I almost hate to label it is "off-topic", but rather "news!"

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70179-0.html

mr chips
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/17/06 1:54 AM
Very interesting article, Steve(I hope this is not misunderstood).

BT
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/17/06 3:10 AM
Life can be so much more straightforward than flaming people on the internet: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/16/NSGRMH6PRS1.DTL


The Travelin Man
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/17/06 9:08 AM
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Originally posted by mr chips

Very interesting article, Steve(I hope this is not misunderstood).


I took your snarky comment in all the good humor in which it was intended!

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/17/06 10:21 AM
Steve, thank you. I think.

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/17/06 10:45 AM
You are right it's been a tough week around here. Flamers respond to them and I'ts like adding fuel to a fire. Ignore them and they get bored and hopefully go away. Chow Jim

mr chips
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Thu, 02/23/06 6:28 AM
I hope more posters will read this article.

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Thu, 02/23/06 10:24 AM
A simple rule is to never take anything you read in an e-mail or message board as anything worth serious thought - dismiss it all as harmless fun and respond in kind.

Cheers, John

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Thu, 02/23/06 7:22 PM
For a humorous look at some of the denizens of net flame wars, check this site out called Flame Warriors.

Click the blue Begin button to scroll through them.

http://redwing.hutman.net/%7Emreed/index.htm

The Travelin Man
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Thu, 02/23/06 9:32 PM
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Originally posted by seafarer john

A simple rule is to never take anything you read in an e-mail or message board as anything worth serious thought - dismiss it all as harmless fun and respond in kind.

Cheers, John


Amen, John. Absent mr chips proposal that more folks read the article, of course. Unfortunately, my gut says that anyone who should read the article doesn't think that this applies to them!

Jimeats
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Fri, 02/24/06 5:57 AM
WHO? ME! Chow Jim

mr chips
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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Wed, 03/1/06 5:35 AM
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Originally posted by Beer&Snausages

For a humorous look at some of the denizens of net flame wars, check this site out called Flame Warriors.

Click the blue Begin button to scroll through them.

http://redwing.hutman.net/%7Emreed/index.htm
What a great website! Had a lot of fun scrolling through it.

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Wed, 03/1/06 5:15 PM
I think flame wars go on because people don't wait until they're calm and have their thoughts collected and can articulate properly.

I once wrote a long rant to the San Francisco Giants Fan Forum after falling into their fire pit (losing is not good) and sat back waiting everyone to respond demanding I be hired as General Manager.
Nope.Nada,Nunke I got just one response. The response ?

" Paragraphs are our Friends "

I immediatly calmed down then started laughing out loud. Life is too short!

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Mon, 03/6/06 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by seafarer john

A simple rule is to never take anything you read in an e-mail or message board as anything worth serious thought - dismiss it all as harmless fun and respond in kind.

Cheers, John


Well said Seafarer! Cheers!!

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RE: The Secret Cause of Flame Wars - Mon, 03/6/06 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by seafarer john

A simple rule is to never take anything you read in an e-mail or message board as anything worth serious thought - dismiss it all as harmless fun and respond in kind.

Cheers, John


where, I believe the exact opposite:
Dnik ni dnopser dna nuf sselmrah sa lla ti ssimsid - thguoht suoires htrow gnihtyna sa droab egassem ro liam-e na ni daer uoy gnihtyna ekat reven ot si elur elpmis a.

Em dna uoy neewteb ecnereffid eht s'taht ssueg I, os.