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Topic vs Thread vs Discussion
Which piece of terminology is the most appropriate one, in your opinion?
why worry just use it in a language string (you do use language strings ? )  this allows the admin
to decide on what its called

what's this do ? 
I don't like the idea of calling them "topics": a topic might be a better word for grouping the
discussions (aka, the word topic would refer to a forum board). Threads are what I am used to, but
it's an older term. I like the idea of calling threads "discussions" though

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- Sajuuk

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I don't like the idea of calling them "topics": a topic might be a better word for grouping the discussions (aka, the word topic would refer to a forum board). Threads are what I am used to, but it's an older term. I like the idea of calling threads "discussions" though


I have to agree with you on this one. I'd like to think of each post as something that consists of a topic and message. In fact, that's how many of the earlier forums were conceived. A thread is just a line (a thread) of posts (topics and messages). That's how I've always thought of it. :P