2001 January 16, Phlip <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Re: What makes a thread?”, in comp.object, Usenet, message-ID <LSO86.59$SO5.email@example.com>:
This would solve the terrible problem with some newsreaders, such as www.deja.com, that >can't< display posts except in thread mode.
Noun: the phenomenon of a wiki being used for threads
1999 December 4, Ronald E Jeffries <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Re: RFD: comp.object.methodology.*”, in comp.object.moderated, Usenet, message-ID <email@example.com>:
The XP wiki isn't really very good for thread mode. Things get modified and archived.
2002 October 16, Will Duquette <William.H.Duquette@jpl.nasa.gov>, “Wiki Lifecycle, was Re: wiki woes (and apology to JCW!)”, in comp.lang.tcl, Usenet, message-ID <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
I have to agree, here. On Ward Cunningham's original Wiki, they have the distinction between "thread mode" and "article mode". Much of what we have on the Tcler's Wiki is "thread mode", where the page is a list of posts by various people.
2006 January 13, Sulu <news.admin.net-abuse.email>, “Re: I propose the following”, in news.admin.net-abuse.email, Usenet, message-ID <Xns974AB0516ED46Sulu20STAUspamgou@127.0.0.1>:
Many wiki's goal is to become effectively authorless, in that intially[sic]thread mode discussions are signed, [...]
2008, Robert E. Cummings, Wiki writing: collaborative learning in the college classroom, illustrated edition, University of Michigan Press, ISBN9780472116713, page 162:
On one course wiki I manage, the BlogsAndWikis wiki, thread mode contributions are phrased in first person and are signed.