In response to David A. Martinez question as to why flames
are hurled in a newsgroup, there can be several answers to
1. A "flame" is not always to degrade an individual but to
explain an improper response so that others may not make
the same mistake.
2. The subject may have been discussed in detail in prior
messages (see answer 1).
3. The "flamer" may be attempting to make a point that
the "flamee" did not do adequate research before replying
to a question or that the question was not appropriate to
deserve a respones (see answer 1).
4. The "flamer" has an inflated ego and wants to feel
superior to the "flamee" and wants to fuel his ego (this
occurs the majority of the time).
5. Or lastly, they've missed their group therapy sessions,
skipped the daily dose of "Prozac" and this is the only
way they have to vent their frustrations:)
I must agree with you though, there would be a lot more
useful information provided if the "flamers" would ignite
their lighters in a private email message.
NO FLAMES PLEASE:)
Todd A. Hudspeth
Corporate Systems Security
Worldwide Information Technology Services
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.