flame wars

backhanded compliment *BLAM*
complaint about lack of civility in the face of semi-friendly joke *DOUBLE BLAM*
mild riposte *CRACK*
hurt feelings *MOAN*
dig at credibility *LASH*
gripe about too many digs *WHAM WHAM*
spilled tea
mopping up tea
counter-argument coupled with diss about mother *ZONK*

OK, these wars aren't what they used to be but I still wish we could avoid them