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I think the confusion is that there are two flames!

Posted By: sm on 2006-03-13
In Reply to: Wrongly flamed - CD

One: A flame picture shows up to the left of a *hot* post or one that has been viewed I think more than 200 times.

Two: To be flamed, is an expression, like if you post something and a bunch of people post back in disagreement etc. It has nothing to do with the other.

I got a kick out of the fact that you thought you were being *flamed* (flame #2) for your post!

I'm pretty sure that's accurate and hope it helps!

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