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A thread is term for a post on Metafilter and all the subsequent comments by other users of the site. The discussion that occurs allows users to add their own links or share their own personal experiences to help enlighten the topic addressed in the post. Most activity within a thread happens within the first day or two before the post falls off the front page.

Duration of Open Threads

Threads remain open for a certain amount of time before they are archived and closed to new comments.

MetaFilter - 30 days

MetaTalk - 30 days (except the Meet-up category which stays open for six months)

MetaFilter Music - 30 days

Ask MetaFilter - one year

MetaFilter Projects - never

See also