ok... you've got the post edit and the double post down.
be careful with that... if you go back and edit a previous post and add questions or change what you said, after someone has already replied, it's bad form and additions can be missed, conversations boggled and people generally irritated when you're trying to having a conversation. that's not the case here... as we're discussing forum use 101, but in practical use, it could be a issue.
so now you can see that the start new thread issue was addressed by 445 before I gave you the link for the other important stuff.
once you see it... yea, pretty obvious. in all fairness, when you first got here... you probably didn't see it there in some of the tech areas, where you have to have 30 posts before you're allowed to start a thread. now that you're over 75 posts, the forum is pretty much open to you.
what you are seeing as... "thread starter", next to the date/time stamp of your post is just a "tag" we all see. It's just letting everyone else know, whenever you make another post in this thread, that you're the one who started this thread/topic.
it's generally more relevant when you're working on a Bronco problem, where you start the thread to get some help and 20 poeple chime in on the topic. among the conversation, it's just an easy reference that you were the guy with the original issue. in the more open and flowing thread conversations, it quickly becomes irrelevant.
sorry if I over-explain. it's a problem but I'm ok with it.