Are "discussion"and "post"the same concept?

@wangkai (798)
China
September 25, 2008 7:39am CST
In other sites,"post" is often used in most cases.However,in mylot "discussion" is used.Are they the same concept or not? Can you give a clear explanation?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
25 Sep 08
My explanation is that everything here is a 'post' but for clarity we break it down into 3 types of posts: A discussion, which is the original post that started it all. A response, which is the post other people make in response to the discussion. A comment, which are all the posts that are in direct reply to a response made under a discussion.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
25 Sep 08
A discussion is the the actual thread that is actually being created then others post cemments in that discussion, well thats the way I look at it...