Internet Flame Wars
I remember hearing the term flame wars many years ago after spending a considerable amount of time on the Internet. It did not take me that much time to figure out what the term was used to describe. In a nutshell, flame wars are a term used to describe Internet users flaming one another on forums. In other words, forum users are rude to one another for absolutely no reason.
I do not know about you, but I avoid Internet flame wars. I simply have no interest in participating in them. Being rude to others is not my cup of tea.