- From flame + bait. (Wiktionary)
“Now I really wonder where the "flamebait" part of my comment is supposed to be.”
“WTF. see g4 loves putting this kind of flamebait out.”
“At the risk of sounding like flamebait … your desktop went from a Windows 95 clone to an OSX clone.”
“This might qualify as flamebait, given Leigh's love of Hideo Kojima, but I'd say he sort of represents the problem with games writing, rather than the solution.”
“I stopped reading right here … You are entitled to your opinion in regards to WotC and 4E, but that line is pure flamebait dysonlogos”
“It was, instead, intended as a piece of Beltway flamebait.”
“So yes, I think posting flamebait articles like this are nothing but a distraction from what we need to be focusing our energies on, which is stopping liberals from taking over everything they can get their grubby little paws on and evicting as many Democrats from the seats of power that they cling to with every bit of energy they have, while we have this golden opportunity to do so.”
“As I always understood it, the difference was that a troll had no other point but to stir up trouble, while flamebait might mean someone inadvertently stepped on a landmine.”
“On the other hand, when a moderator issues a warning in capital letters that we are not going to have an argument about gnu control, that's not an accusation of trolling but rather a warning about flamebait.”
“My background in web forums is Slashdot, where they make a distinction between troll and flamebait.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘flamebait’.
Another of my random palavery lists for words or phrases that haven't yet found a place in one or more of my other lists.
Words I never used before the Internet
Looking for tweets for flamebait.