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A flameout is generally when somebody gets very agitated over something in MeTa and is subsequently banned or simply stops visiting the site. It's usually popcorn-worthy reading when it happens, as in the following examples.
- Osmanthus: "my comments were deleted and I was disappeared like a jew at auschwitz". The flameout then continues in another thread in which more accusations of censorship and outrage are leveled. See also: "I'm *this close* to removing metafilter from my bookmarks."
- DirtyCreature attempts to quote SCIENCE to prove the evils of marijuana but is aghast to discover that he's not actually answering the question.