The title needs changing because I assume noone is suggesting all links in this forum open in a new window... if that was the case then after viewing a couple of threads you'd have one very full browser.
So if we assume we're suggesting that external links should open in a new window then what we're really talking about is whether some links should open in new windows while others don't...
Creating a system where the same action can have two different results is not good usability.
So the answer is still no for all the same reasons we thrashed out the last time this came up, and its still the wrong way to do it.
Don't take options away from other users just to force functionality you already have the option of using.
Last edited by nomis on Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.