valerie flame February 21, 2008 8:44 AM   Subscribe

all-time favorite flamewars in the blue?

either this will be a mefi project or just for my personal existential glee, but i want the cleverest, most hilarious flamewars you've seen erupt on mefi in the last few years. i'm thinking of things like this. thanks (and sorry).
posted by yonation to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 AM (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Your first link wasn't to a flame war, it was to a difference in opinion over worth.

This seems like a bad idea.
posted by OmieWise at 8:58 AM on February 21, 2008

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posted by louche mustachio at 9:00 AM on February 21, 2008

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posted by milarepa at 9:04 AM on February 21, 2008 [27 favorites]

ok, maybe i should enlarge flame to a "difference of opinion" + "negative comments" + insulting == hilarious reading. gee, does that work?
posted by yonation at 9:04 AM on February 21, 2008

This seems like a bad idea.

No it doesn't! I cant believe you would write that OmniAsshat. Sure does.
posted by shothotbot at 9:07 AM on February 21, 2008

Horrible idea.

Quit hurting Metafilter.
posted by dios at 9:09 AM on February 21, 2008

Well, I don't know about warring, but I like my orange juice, and I like it free.
posted by katillathehun at 9:10 AM on February 21, 2008

I remember that there was a period of a few weeks some time ago where mathowie (who must have just discovered the phenomenon) rickrolled just about every thread in the blue. I responded with goatse, lemon parties, tubgirls, and anti Apple screeds, and then jessamyn attempted to (her term) "chickenfuck" all political posts with which she became exasperated. The flame was intense, and has never really been equaled. I believe, however, that the "backtagging" project was initiated largely to scrub the evidence, so you may have a hard time finding the remnants. Good luck, though, with the project.
posted by kosem at 9:10 AM on February 21, 2008 [5 favorites]

This is a bad idea, yes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:15 AM on February 21, 2008

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