Thread

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A thread (also topic) is a collection of postings to the DP forum about the subject stated in the thread's first posting.

Specific Types of Threads

Some threads are used for specific purposes. Below are descriptions of these types of threads:

Announcement Thread

Announcement thread/definition

Project Thread

A project thread (also project discussion, project forum) is a thread in the DP forum dedicated to a specific Distributed Proofreaders project.

WHY TO use the Project Thread

The project thread is the preferred method to communicate any questions or concerns about a specific project. The project thread is created at the same time as the project and is used by all Distributed Proofreaders volunteers (DPers) until the project is posted to Project Gutenberg's website. Because all DPers are able to post to the project thread, there is a large pool of people willing to provide answers and advice.

WHERE TO find Project Threads

A link to the project thread for each Distributed Proofreaders project is under the Forum section of its Project Page. The link will be titled either Discuss this Project (if the project thread has already started) or Start a discussion on this Project (if the project thread has not been started).


Sticky Thread

A sticky thread (also sticky) is a thread that is, because of its importance, always displayed immediately after any announcement threads in the DP Forum's listing of threads.

HOW TO create a Sticky Thread

In some forums, only moderators have authority to convert a thread to a sticky thread. In other forums it's an option to anyone when creating a thread.