Mudcat Café message #440747 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33195   Message #440747
Posted By: Jeri
14-Apr-01 - 08:16 PM
Thread Name: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Subject: RE: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Just butting in here. A wise person once told me (in discussing an ongoing flame war in a newsgroup) that it's all about fun. The problem with flame wars is people seem to enjoy the arguments right up until one side really loses it and gets mad.

People probably have somewhat different motives, but at the heart, it's about control. That's what provocation is, isn't it? If you agree, they got you to do something. If you disagree, they got you to do something. If you ignore them, they wind up having to talk to themselves, not to mention looking stupid because none of the other kids will play with them. (The first time everyone here ignores a troll/flamer, I'll probably faint from shock.)