flame -- reply to Usenet News posting automatically
flame [options] [filename]
Flame is a AI tool providing an automated method for
replying to articles posted to Usenet News. Special care
is paid to allow the user to specify the type of reply he
desires. The following options are supported by flame:
-- Take input from stdin.
Crosspost to all newsgroups matching regexp.
Post this reply number times.
-b Reply in BIFF MODE.
-d Delay response until original posting expires.
-m Misdirect to a random Author.
-r ROT13 quotes from original posting.
Reply to all messages in newsgroups matching reg-
-A Call the Author Assh*le in 12 languages.
-B Bait the Author.
-C Accuse the Author of communist leanings.
-D Denigrate the Author.
-E Picks apart the Author's educational background.
-F Accuse the Author of fascist leanings.
-G Post using Greek insult module.
-H Accuse the Author of homophobic leanings.
-I Question the Author's intelligence.
-J Accuse the Author of purchasing Japanese imports.
-K Accuse the Author of working for the KGB, MOSSAD,
CIA, or MI5 as appropriate.
-L Post using Latin insult module.
-M Insult the Author's mother.
-N Accuse the Author of Neo-Nazi leanings.
-O Quote obscure references proving falsehood of the
-P Question the Author's parentage.
-Q Accuse the Author of deviant sexual practices.
-R Accuse the Author of racist leaning.
-S Accuse the Author of sexist leanings.
-T Accuse the Author of cross dressing.
-U State that the Author just doesn't understand any-
-V Pretend sympathy for Author's virgin sensibilities.
-W Accuse the Author of voting for George Bush.
-X Prepend obscene adjectives wherever syntactically
-Y Accuse the Author of PLO membership.
-Z Accuse the Author of Zionist leanings.
The environment variable FLAME_TYPE can be set to any com-
bination of the above parameters, and will be used as the
default flame type to generate.
The environment variable OBSCENE points to a file contain-
ing miscellaneous obscene adjectives for the -X option
Macro Support will be added to the next release of flame.
This file contains the number of the last article
flamed. Used when flameing an entire newsgroup.
This file contains the user's preferred flames.
This file contains alternate phrasing of some of
the more standard flames. Used to keep the program
from flaming itself.
rn(1), more(1), newsrc(5), readnews(1), Pnews(1),
Occasionally, flame will turn on the user, and flame all
outgoing postings. When this happens, the best thing to
do reinstall your news software and flame.
By Olli's man-to-html utility, Mon Feb 17 00:38:16 MET 1997.