Original Poster

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Original poster (or more commonly OP) is a term used on sites such as LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, Reddit, and Tumblr to indicate the first person who's posted in a reblog or comment thread. It's particularly useful on anon memes, where posters have no usernames, because otherwise it can be hard to refer to the person who started the discussion in the third person, especially if one isn't directly replying to them.

On fail_fandomanon, users sometimes use subthread OP to refer to the nonny who posts a second-level comment to a thread with a broad subject matter that starts a more focused discussion.