> What is the definition of "flame"
Does it mean posting nasty comments about someone personally?
Does it mean discrediting someone's opinion?
It is a very loaded word, with much more meaning than just as a physical flame, so what is it exactly?
Before we switched to vBulletin board software we had UBB. I always disliked that UBB had a flame for all threads with more than 15 replies. It seemed to imply that the thread was flaming in content. Sorta like seeing this
next to a discussion title!
In a nutshell it's a personal attack rather than a statement related to the discussion. For more try this: http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=flame