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Flame and spam

stumblinthrulife On April 16, 2008


Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
#1New Post! May 23, 2006 @ 15:47:38
It's apparent from the kudos being handed out that a lot of people are unsure about what exactly flaming and spamming is. In the interests of education, you can find definitions below:


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Flaming is the act of posting messages that are deliberately hostile and insulting, usually in the social context of a discussion board (usually on the Internet).


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Spamming is commonly defined as the sending of unsolicited bulk e-mail - that is, email that was not asked for (unsolicited) and received by multiple recipients (bulk). A further common definition of spam restricts it to unsolicited commercial e-mail, a definition that does not consider non-commercial solicitations such as political or religious pitches, even if unsolicited, as spam.

In our case, of course, read "email" to mean "post".

So there you have it. If you see either of these behaviours, feel free to kudos them with flame or spam. If you still aren't sure what flame or spam is, then best to leave the thumbs down button alone for now, please.
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