Newsgroup vs Flamebait - What's the difference?

newsgroup | flamebait |


As nouns the difference between newsgroup and flamebait

is that newsgroup is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject while flamebait is (internet slang) content in an online forum, such as a newsgroup, with the intent of provoking anger, resulting in flames and sometimes flamewars.

newsgroup

Noun

(en noun)
  • A repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.
  • * 2003 , Sven Junghagen, Henrik C. J. Linderoth, Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy
  • Some of the users are 'old timers'; they have been around in the newsgroup for several years

    Synonyms

    * froup, newsfroup

    See also

    *Usenet

    flamebait

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Internet slang) Content in an online forum, such as a newsgroup, with the intent of provoking anger, resulting in flames and sometimes flamewars.