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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:44 PM

What do the flames on posts mean, and how to they get there? n/t

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Reply What do the flames on posts mean, and how to they get there? n/t (Original post)
Agschmid Nov 2012 OP
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #4
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #5
Agschmid Nov 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #7

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. They are hot topics (at least 20 or so responses)

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:55 PM

2. I believe the flames start at 50 posts...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:57 PM

3. You're probably right

I know it changed on DU3.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:08 PM

4. It was true on DU2 as well..

On DU2 though, the "View All" began at 20 posts. Maybe that's what you're remembering!

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. LOL, how do they get there!

Flames (often flame wars) mean that the post has at least 50 replies. You will find that many of the posts with flames have some controversy, or at least someone posting in the thread who starts a controversy. I used to get caught up in the posts with flames, but have found that often there is nothing much to learn there, just a mess. Don't get too caught up in them, since many very good posts do not get to that level.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:56 PM

6. Thank you!

So far in my favorite group: Public Transportation and Smart Growth, there are no flame wars... and somehow I doubt they will even happen!

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

7. I didn't even realize that group exists.

But there are a lot of groups here and you are right....there are few flames in most of the groups. In fact, it is easy to keep up with every single post. You just don't get that much action in Frugal and Energy Efficient Living, but it beats the Birders group.

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