1) Flame bait is a message posted to a public Internet discussion group, such as a forum, newsgroup or mailing list, with the intent of provoking an angry response (a "flame") or argument over a topic the "troll" (original poster provoking angry response) often has no real interest in, and finds humour, or entertainment in reactions.
2) Flame bait can be a person unfamiliar with a certain discussion/topic on an internet discussion group, possibly saying things that would provoke an angry, teasing, or overall negative response.
1)KingR3aper: Starcraft II is going to suck. It is going to be the same thing as Starcraft I with new graphics. You're all losers.
(Here, KingR3aper, being the 'troll', is purposely provoking an angry or negative response from offended starcraft fans. Flame Baiting)
STRCFTFAN1337: GO SCRWE URSELF STARCRAFT IS AWESOME U FAG
ILESSTHAN3BLZRD: GTFO YOUTUBE STARCRAFT IS BOSS
IMA13YROLDBOI: NO YOURS TUPID! U ONLY SAY THAT CUZ U SUCK AT THE GAME
2) Imanub123: Hey, I'm new to computers. I'm at a local library right now. My friend said that I have to clean out my computer, thats why it was so slow. So I opened my computer and scrubbed with soap and water, and now its not working. Does anyone know why?
Mrgudsenseofsmell: I smell Flamebait...o.o
KingR3aper: ....Dear god. Why are you even alive? Do you forget to breathe?
1337sauce: *facepalm* I've never heard something so frking stupid in my life.