What does flickr.type == "thread" mean?


From the documentation:

“thread” identifies the first message

Does this mean that “thread” is the first message in a picture’s comments, or is “thread” the uploader’s caption/description of a picture?

Thanks so much,


The value of flickr.type can be either "post" or "thread". A "thread" is the first message in a new thread or the first response to a message. A "post" is any subsequent message.


Is this a thread from Flickr Groups? Or is it also when a user posts a new picture, is that a thread as well?

Thank you for your help. I’m not too terribly familiar with Flickr, so I’m not sure what kind of data can even be pulled from it.


It will be comments from both groups, and comments about pictures, but not new picture posts themsevles.