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what IS a thread

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Ros

Ros Report 4 Jan 2013 23:58

Excuse general PC ignorance but what IS the definition of a thread?

I assume it means just one subject (family name) and just one subject is put on one post.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Jan 2013 00:07

this is a thread - you did a posting, people add to it as I am doing and it becomes a thread

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 5 Jan 2013 00:09

YOU POSTED GUES,WE ARE ANSWERING IT,

THATS A THREAD. :-D

Kay????

Kay???? Report 5 Jan 2013 00:10

Ros.

Youve started a thread in your own name.........replies from others are refered to as posts...ie,, posting on your thread....

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 5 Jan 2013 00:12

A person puts an opening post (as you have done) other people add their comments (as I have) and it then becomes a 'thread'.

The opening post can be about almost anything you like, as you will be able to see from the general chat pages.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 00:25

People sometimes refer to the thread of a conversation and that' s just what a thread is - a conversation. Posts are the comments in that conversation.

Ros

Ros Report 5 Jan 2013 00:29

thank you for your replies

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 5 Jan 2013 00:37

And I thought it was that little dangly bit on the end of my jumper sleeve

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 00:39

Don't pull it Errol - or you'll be bald!!!!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 00:41

Whatever you do Errol - Don' t pull it!!

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2013 00:58

Passes Errol a darning needle

Refering to Ros' 2nd question

"I assume it means just one subject (family name) and just one subject is put on one post"

If you are going to ask for FH research help on Find Ancestors etc, etc, then yes, one thread per family.

Should you have a second query fairly closely related to that family, then add to the original thread, rather than start a new one. This is because 'helpers' often think laterally and it is useful to be able to read what has already been researched so that they don't spend time re-doing it.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 01:07

DET is being sensible :-P

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Jan 2013 01:10

:-D

Time for bed said Zeberdee

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 5 Jan 2013 01:11

I am changing my name to Fred the Sheep

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 01:18

Sorry Errol - changing your name still doesn't alter the effect of pulling a dangling thread :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 5 Jan 2013 01:23

damn I thought nobody would recognise me with a new name and to complete my cunning disguise I have snipped all dangly bits off

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 5 Jan 2013 04:20

fredbare obviously :-S

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 09:21

Surely not ALL dangly bits :-S

Wend

Wend Report 5 Jan 2013 09:27

Maybe Maggie - I think I just heard a high-pitched baaaaa :-D

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 09:59

:-D :-S :-S :-S