Which one do you think is more significant for naming a discussion, Thread or Topic? I have to go with Topic as I find it more recognizable. I never understood why some forum software used Thread instead of Topic. Topic makes the most sense for naming a discussion while thread makes no sense, but we have become accustomed to it. Think about the new people just starting out foruming, im sure it might confuse them a bit when they see "Start a new thread" while im sure "Start a new topic" would be more easy to understand. XenForo, MyBB, vBulletin use "Thread" while IPB, and phpBB use "Topic". Which phrase do you prefer and why?