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richardshagrin

Definition of thread

1 a :a filament, a group of filaments twisted together, or a filamentous length formed by spinning and twisting short textile fibers into a continuous strand
b :a piece of thread
2 a :any of various natural filaments the threads of a spiderweb
b :a slender stream (as of water)
c :a projecting helical rib (as in a fitting or on a pipe) by which parts can be screwed together :screw thread
3 :something continuous or drawn out: such as
a :a line of reasoning or train of thought that connects the parts in a sequence (as of ideas or events) lost the thread of the story
b :a continuing element a thread of melancholy marked all his writing
c :a series of electronic messages (as on a message board or social media website) following a single topic or in response to a single message
4 :a tenuous or feeble support hung on by a thread
5 threads plural :clothing

"All Threads by date" is one of the Forum categories. It looks to me definition 4 best covers why forum postings are called threads.

Ross at Play

@richardshagrin

It looks to me definition 4 best covers why forum postings are called threads.

Surely definition 3 (something continuous or drawn out) best covers that.
Just look at any thread where one of DS, CW, EB, REP, or moi start having a go at any of the others.

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

Write said thread ;)

AJ

Replies:   madnige
madnige

@awnlee jawking

{ that peculiar noise that's halfway between a face-palm groan and a Mutley snigger }

Replies:   JohnBobMead
JohnBobMead

@madnige

Mutley snigger


OMG, I'd forgotten all about Mutley! Ah, the cartoons of my youth. I actually joined the Dick Dastardly's Vulture Squadron, not that I got anything from it except some stickers.

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