Thread

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A thread (sometimes called a topic) is a collection of forum posts or blogging comments, usually displayed from oldest to latest. Its display is typically configurable: e.g., options can allow for the display in chronological format and/or nested threaded view (a tree-like view applying logical reply structure before chronological order). A thread is defined by a title, an additional description that may summarize the intended discussion, and an opening or original post (common abbreviation OP, which can also mean original poster), which opens whatever dialogue or makes whatever announcement the poster wished. A thread can contain any number of posts, including multiple posts from the same members, even if they are one after the other.

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