It was subsequently used in other parts of speech with much the same meaning. The result is that while computer conferencing began by saving time, it starts to eat up all the time it saved and more. This is known as burnout, and it's apparently quite common.
Fundamental assumptions differ but are never brought into the open. The human mind is not adapted to understanding correctly the consequences implied by a mental model.
A mental model may be correct in structure and assumptions but, even so, the human mind—either individually or as a group consensus—is apt to draw the wrong implications for the future.
Arguments over the ratification of the United States Constitution were often socially and emotionally heated and intense, with many attacking one another through local newspapers.
Such interactions have always been part of literary criticism.
When social identity and ingroup status are salient, computer mediation can decrease flaming because individuals focus their attention on the social context (and associated norms) rather than themselves.
Generally, then, a lack of social context creates an element of anonymity, which allows users to feel insulated from the forms of punishment they might receive in a more conventional setting.
In other instances, flamebait may be used to reduce a forum's use by angering the forum users.
In 2012, it was announced that the US State Department would start flame trolling jihadists as part of Operation Viral Peace.
In a modern Internet lexicon this term has been almost entirely superseded by trolling.