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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:20 PM
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Best, longest, hardcorest (worst?) flamewar on DU?
I need links, people. Links.

Not sausage links.

Not turkey links.

Not even chain links.

But Internet Links.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:21 PM
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1. elf hats!
If curiousity killed the cat I'm dead meat.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:22 PM
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3. Ummmm... okay.
Dunno about the elf hats. They seem rather harmless.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:22 PM
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2. Probably anything involving pit bulls or transexuals
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:23 PM
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5. Jeeze.
If we posted about transsexual pitbulls there'd be a riot.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:25 PM
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11. Oh definitely.
A thread about a transexual murderer not only spawned hundreds of posts, but several other close-minded threads on transpeople. Since the pitbull haters, seem to think all pitbulls are murderers, imagine the outrage of a transexual pitbull.
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:23 PM
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4. The "Bitch" War
I thought it would never end. You'll have to do the search yourself.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:23 PM
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7. Just gimme a hint.
What year was it? What forum?
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 PM
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9. Two, maybe three years ago
It was, believe it or not, waged in the Lounge
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:23 PM
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6. probably threads about sexual assault
some people still think victims deserve to be raped.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 PM
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8. Bastards.
x( As a friend a girl who was almost raped, I say a hearty 'Fuck them'
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:24 PM
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10. Anything from the primaries
I seem to recall some Clark threads that had me all a-titter. :shrug:
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:26 PM
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12. Uh huh.
Dingbat, link?



(Sorry. Couldn't resist :hi:)
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Medium Baby Jesus Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:27 PM
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13. Songbirds and feral cats
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:35 PM by Medium Baby Jesus
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:30 PM
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16. Hmmmm....
if there was a thread about songbirds and feral cats and pitbulls, it would be a thread threesome.

Now all we need is Mel Gibson to film it...

:eyes:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:35 PM
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23. Hey, my Evita is just talented with Songbird gathering
so stop saying that about her.

You know there is a $25 reward for her capture posted by Matcom
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:27 PM
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14. my search keeps freezing up
but when laura branigan died (august 26) the lounge was on fire. Really. I still don't know why
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:31 PM
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18. mmmm...
I don't remember that.
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 04:53 AM
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33. You're young
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:29 PM
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15. In terms of ongoing nastiness and generalized poo-flinging
just search with the following keyword: PETA.
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:31 PM
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17. Hey, LeftyMom!
I haven't seen you around here! (Maybe I've been looking in all the wrong places) :hi: :)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:32 PM
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19. I've been here
Did you post the hair pics yet?
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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:33 PM
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20. No. Still haven't hooked zee camera up to my computer.
Need to do that.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:34 PM
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22. You said PETA I'm gonna toss poo at you
:eyes:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:51 PM
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28. Your effort to illustrate my point is appreciated.
Have a cookie.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:53 PM
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29. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
While googling for a poo picture I found the most disgusting site - rate my poo

Trust me you don't want to go there, I'm ill just knowing I popped in there!
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:36 AM
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39. Oh yeah
You can pretty much guarantee any thread with "PETA" in the subject line will devolve (usually rapidly) into a flamewar and end up locked. That's assuming it wasn't started as a flamewar with the same end result.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:33 PM
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21. Just go to GDP and find any thread I'm in related to the Green Party
I've had a couple of doozies - I'm good at it
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:39 PM
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26. I'm gonna start flaming anyone who mentions cowbells!!
Evil evil cow bells!
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:56 PM
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31. isnt time for another one now???
Those ones from earlier this week are starting to die down.

:D
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:38 PM
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24. The worst was during the primary season of '04.
People were really vicious back then, calling anyone who disagreed with their candidate Republican (or actually Repukelikkkan) lite or "DINO" and dropping the F-bomb like it was gonna expire the next day. I totally pitied the admins and mods during that little festival... the first fully on-line primary season in history. Hopefully this next dance around the barn we'll behave better.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:42 PM
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27. Doubt it, Bucky.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:56 PM
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32. actually it was pretty bad
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:39 PM
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25. Dean Vs. Kerry December '03- March '04
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:40 PM by GalleryGod
The a$$hat factor was through the roof....lost a dozen so-called, alleged, DUer cyber-friends :rofl: :spray: :rofl:

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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:54 PM
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30. are you kidding? pick any Israel/Lebanon thread in GD
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 07:54 PM by LSK
Or is this limited to the lounge?

:scared:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:17 AM
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36. Ding ding ding ding!
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 05:46 AM by Jamastiene
You got it. It's about a brazillion degrees on any of those threads. There is no right stance you can pick. Period. You can go in there and say, "I love you" and get flamed for that too. You can even just kick one of those threads and someone will burn you.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:01 AM
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34. hey minimanda
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 05:39 AM by hfojvt
a true flamewar is not just about one thread. Noooo. It spills into other threads. It takes over all of GD and spreads into the lounge and GDP. It develops code words. Tombstones pop up like mushrooms as mods get tired of locking.

recemt examples - Tookie, Rove/Leopold, Pope Benedict, Immigration, and current Israel/Lebanon.

But something else comes to mind. BRB.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:16 AM
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35. Over Andy
A lot of people lost friends over that one
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:51 AM
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41. I remember that one.
There are still links about that whole flap and information I couldn't confirm or deny. I still don't know what to think of that one.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:25 AM
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37. Let's see...
There was this whole thing about "Fat Actress" a couple years back, that I probably shouldn't bring up 'cause I think it involved several people getting tombstoned. And there was also this whole explosive debate about bringing kids to eat in restaurants. (That one was actually kind of fun reading, but maybe I just have an odd sense of humor!)
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:30 AM
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38. here's a biggie, almost 1,000 posts
although many of them were just horsing around.
Also I played a small part. The part of pinyata, but a part nonetheless.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Some dance to remember. Some dance to forget. :hide:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:49 AM
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40. I can't search right now, but any thread
about religion usually leads to an all out flamewar around here.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:42 AM
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42. Two words:
Fried. Chicken.

IIRC, Skinner had to intervene personally.

Wasn't there a doozy of a flamewar about some song from the film Hustle and Flow because it talked about pimps or something?
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:14 AM
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43. Locking
Locking per DU rules:

Do not start a new topic in order to continue a flame war from another discussion thread
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