In internet flame war was ended by Warwickshire Fire brigade last night when they where called to 35 Mercia Drive, a set of student flats in Coventry and hosed off the participants.
The flame war started as an internet chat room debate on the relative merits of World or Warcraft and Starwars Online. For several hours the comments flew back and forth with a largess of good humour interspaced by the occasional obnoxious comment by somebody who couldn’t understand how to read sarcasm. Then Mass Effect 3 got mentioned and it all turned nasty.
After damping down the final embers of the debate, Fire Chief John Durnin spoke out against the actions of the students. ‘This is outrageous behaviour on the part of a small group of geeky sociopaths that put other local residents at no inconvenience at all until we turned up and flooded their flats with several tons of dirty water. Why couldn’t they just get pissed and have a fight in the street like normal people.’