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nousndthem
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Links to external sites

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Please consider forcing all links to external sites to _blank as so:

<a href="http://www.externallink.html" target="_blank">external link</a>

 

This is one of the only forums I've ever seen that doesn't do it that way.

 

Thank you!

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somegirl
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This site allows posters the option to have their link open in a new window, it's just not the default setting.

 

Some people find it irritating to have their screen cluttered up with a whole bunch of windows. While I don't agree with it (I use Chrome and tabs are my bestest friends), I do understand it.

 

Maybe make it so that opening in a new window is the default?

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nousndthem
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It would be great if the option was for the reader, and also made a choice in the user control section of the profile.

Tabs rule!

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