Which term should be used for subj?
- "Question" is ambiguous because it can also mean just the question part.
- "Thread" is used, too, as per What is a "thread" called on SE? , but the current discussion shows that it doesn't seem to be accepted by community at large.
The established related terms are as follows:
- "answer" and "comment" -- self-descriptive
- "post" -- a unifying term for the large messages, this is what they are called internally in the database. For an entire page, I don't see such an official term.
- I also used "question" to denote the "question post": the meaning seems clear if I place it in a context that hints that I'm considering things in the confines of the current page.
- This, however, limits its use to such contexts, severely restricting the freedom of expression: I need to think carefully and set things up to help me each time.
- Likewise, "another question" is clear about meaning another page. Its use is still limited to where this expression fits.
The best context-free term that I've come up with so far is "(a) Q&A".
- It also means an operational model, but it's only used as such in philosophical discussions, which are rare, and it's often used as an expression "the Q&A model" in those.
- Using an article also shows that it's meant as a countable noun while the "model" meaning is uncountable (in the phrase, it's used as a noun-based adjective AFAICS, "the" is related to "model")
I see that some others are using it, too.
The intended use case is:
- To refer to a page (either current one or other one(s)), concisely and unambiguously, as a technical object, a building block of the site's content, like other types of pages or parts of a page.
- Be usable and clear without context -- i.e. not require to adapt the surroundings for it to fit (so phrases constructed from common words likely not qualify -- I'd have to show somehow that I mean it as a term and not as a common phrase)
If the SE staff has an official term they use internally, it will surely be preferrable to any "fan nickname" unless the latter is vastly superior for the specified use.
(I asked the SE team if they have an internal term)
To keep things constuctive, please try to heed Good Subjective, Bad Subjective (I tried to).