topic thread

(messaging)   (From Usenet, GEnie, CompuServe) A more or less continuous chain of postings on a single subject, sent to a forum such as a Usenet newsgroup. To "follow a thread" is to read a series of postings sharing a common subject.

On Usenet these are connected by "Reference" headers. The better newsreaders can present news in thread order automatically.

Last updated: 2008-02-06


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