flat and threaded similarities and differences

in a forum
using php and real world examples

what is the difference between flat and threaded

how can a forum be both flat and threaded
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rgb192Asked:
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Loganathan NatarajanConnect With a Mentor LAMP DeveloperCommented:
-Flat forum is one where each message is added onto the end of the discussion , normally it is like  phpBB and vBulletin

-Threaded , you need re-open the entire thread everytime to find what is the latest replies are. so, clicking is very hard. take a look at MySQL forum
also ref, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threaded_discussion

more at , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_forum_software#Flat_vs._threaded

mostly people use FLAT way.
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rgb192Author Commented:
thanks for explanation about mysql forum being threaded
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