All links on the Stack Exchange sites open in the same tab, ...
... except for the ones in the Community Bulletin.

Could you remove target="_blank" from these links?

  • Links in close dialog also open in new tab. Personally I find it useful, as most likely when clicking it one still want to stay in the same page. Apr 30 '14 at 11:54
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    @ShadowWizard I use the middle-mouse button to open links in a new tab if I want to. I don't see a tremendous difference between Hot questions and the community bulletin, yet the open-link behavior is still different. (edit: I meant hot questions, not related questions)
    – Rob W
    Apr 30 '14 at 11:56
  • Community Bulletin is for questions on different site (Meta) or blog posts, both means you're leaving the site you currently browse. Related questions are all in the same site. Apr 30 '14 at 11:58
  • Hmm... so you got a point there. Worth adding to your post to help convince others. :) Apr 30 '14 at 12:00
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    @ShadowWizard Those links open in a new tab because people were hitting them accidentally when trying to select a close reason. That is not a concern for the community bulletin. Apr 30 '14 at 15:34
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    Yes, please -- stop taking that choice away from me. I know how to use right-click menus and I'm tired of the "huh, what?" because clicking a link (unbeknownst to me) added another tab to my many open tabs, which I'll only notice when I'm cleaning up hours from now. Apr 30 '14 at 17:56
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    @ShadowWizard Hot Network Questions open in the same tab. Which may have already been said and deleted? Apr 30 '14 at 18:23
  • @Raystafarian true, Rob said that and this was my reply, no idea why he deleted the comment. Apr 30 '14 at 19:56
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    I want to add that meta-posts opened from within meta is also added in a new tab. May 13 '14 at 22:49
  • The same request on Meta.SO: meta.stackoverflow.com/q/253503/1419007 Jun 27 '14 at 10:40

Starting with the next build, community bulletin links should behave the same way as other links on our sites. Keep an eye out for rev 2014.6.26.2343.


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