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So, the post is a "post" or a "message"?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Trace, May 31, 2013.

  1. Trace

    Trace Member

    Now, according to XenForo, you are reading my message. XF uses this word in many parts of the forum, but if you click "Search -> Useful Searches" you will see "Your posts" which redirects to your... messages? Am I right? I am confused now.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The terms are interchangeable.
  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Well it's a good question.

    Effectively you have a container (a post or a conversation) and that container then contains a message.

    So "post" is correct in the context of a forum message.

    And what Brogan said :)
  4. Trace

    Trace Member

    In my opinion, it should be constantly done. A "post" or a "message". Mostly in every other forum software they do so and they use "post".
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is not "every other forum software" ;)
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  6. Trace

    Trace Member

    I knew you'd say that :D.
  7. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Other terms one needs to get familiar with:

    Threads = Discussions
    Forums = Nodes
    Private Message = Conversations = Private Conversations
  8. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    and you have also
    status messages, profile posts and profile post commentso_O
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    =Personal Conversations ... too! (y) (or at least they are on my forums - I'm trying to get away from the "private" concept since others can be invited in.)
  10. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Well, I use posts for posts in a thread and message for messages in Conversations, User Profiles and User status.
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I prefer the term Personal Conversations, as it's not truly "Private".
    Dang... ninja'd by Clickfinity!
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  12. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Perhaps the hardest part when switching to XF. Though Nodes is no synonyme for forums, but a parent term for forums, categories, pages and links. In my opinion, using nodes just with the 4 types we have currently is not justified. I wonder if there will ever be other node types.
  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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