topic thread

topic thread

[Usenet, GEnie, CompuServe] A more or less continuous chain of postings on a single topic. To "follow a thread" is to read a series of Usenet postings sharing a common subject or (more correctly) which are connected by Reference headers. The better newsreaders can present news in thread order automatically.
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The topic thread had been read over 13,000 times yesterday.
She presents information in the wrong paragraph or several paragraphs too late: material that should come at the beginning of a topic thread comes in the middle or the end.
Reading a specific topic thread is possible without having to open messages on other topics, no matter when the topic thread messages were posted.
Although these types of conversations can occur without the aid of an online discussion forum, use of the forums certainly facilitated the process by providing a much wider variety of topic threads for students to work with, far more than would have been possible utilizing only in-class discussion.
The Lively Lunches were lively and the Beastly Breakfast, which was structured around the topic threads this year, did occur at a beastly hour in the morning.
Examples of personal configuration options include: notification of the creation of new discussion topics being formed in one's favorite areas, subscription to topic threads, hiding topics and conversation areas where one has little interest, and much more.