At least it’s not a flame war. Or maybe too bad it’s not one.
Ah, the good old days of insulting complete strangers from around the world with that new tool, the Internet. People with handles like Werple-Nguyen, Commandante Meow-Meow, Reverend Kaboom, Paaladin Paal, & Karl Malden’s Nose; raiding innocent newsgroups like alt.fan.mariah-carey and alt.college.college-bowl, raising mayhem, destroying self-esteems, and doing their best to leave the newsgroup behind as scortched earth, all before the advent of http://www.
Of course, had we had a lick of intelligence, we should have been using it to set up pr0n sites.