Following links should probably open new tab

The classic behavior for most forums is that any link within the text of a post needs to land on a new tab so that it doesn't take the user away from the forum. There's probably a setting somewhere for that.

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there definitely is. i had avoided it bc i am of the era where everyone resented that but nah i agree i should turn that setting on.

fwiw i find that setting highly hostile; if i want a new tab Iโ€™ll use the new tab option thatโ€™s in every browser, and the back button exists to get back to the forum.

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+1 for the link out option

Oh I totally forgot to mention, this is a per-user setting. You can totally change it at https://es.discourse.group/u/YOUR_USERNAME/preferences/interface

Brilliant (thanks).