I'm late to the party but siding with ekona. I hate having to right click links on this forum and open in a new tab. Sometimes I forget and end up leaving the forum when I've not finished after clicking someones link. I'm all for standards, natch. But it's a forum and I want less mouse clicks: I have no middle button on a macbook pro. Internal links open in the same tab, external open a new one. I'm too late anyhow.