Well that got your attention right? An original post, not a repeat post, not a post that has been shared, tweaked, changed, or sent in a new direction. That leads us to the geek vocab of the week: OP.
A student used this term last week and I had to look it up! He told me I was behind the times. ( Thanks A LOT!) I try hard-- I just missed this one.
OP is short for original poster.
In an online discussion forum, OP is short for the original poster. Who's that? The person who started the discussion. Someone who is commenting on the post can garner the attention of the original author by referencing OP in their posting. Hmmm.... I'll have to try that one.