Difference between Question and New Thread Buttons

I’m a newbie to computer forums as well as lacking in expertise regarding optical media and drives. What is the difference between “Asking a Question” and starting a “New Thread”? Both buttons lead to the same “Post New Thread” page.:confused:

There is no difference in the two, at least not here at cdfreaks.

It is just meant to cover all the bases, if a newbie doesn’t know what a thread means.