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Forum Configuration Poll

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What kind of link behavior do you want in this forum?

Leave it as is - Definately.
13
20%
It'd be nice if you left it alone.
9
14%
I don't care.
17
27%
It'd be nice if it were in a new window.
18
28%
Change it! - Definately!
7
11%
 
Total votes : 64

Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby puddleglum » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:04 pm

Yeah, I always middle click for a new tab, so I voted "I don't care"
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby Sir Dano » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:32 am

stuifzand wrote:
Duckingham wrote:I say leave it as is now; opening in a new window is the world wide web of the past.

Yes,
but,
we are on a forum with loads of pictures.
We like to watch them, a lot. So we'll have to right-click, a lot.

Tabbed browsing is the future, my friends. ;)
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby RichardAM » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:55 pm

Sir Dano wrote:Tabbed browsing is the future, my friends. ;)

We should be here already, but going by this topic, obviously not. :roll:
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby rogue27 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:59 pm

Yeah, tabbed browsing is the future. It's even the present for some, but not everybody's on board. The browser with the highest market share was the last one to add the feature, which means the majority of web users have had the least amount of time to grow accustomed to tabs.

I do prefer new windows for viewing pictures, but I wouldn't recommend changing it unless you alter the code in such a way that it's as simple as flipping a switch to change it back. (In other words, add a php variable like "$target" to the links, so you can change it between "" and "target=_blank" in one location within code.) The reason you'll want to be able to easily change it back is because tabbed browsing is the future. You won't want new windows forever.

Despite my preferences, I'll be happy as long as it's consistent for all links.
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby stuifzand » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:20 pm

Opening new links in a new window or in a new tab is a browser setting, not a forum setting.
If you want "new windows" to be "new tabs" you'll have to set that in your browser.
It is that way, so a user can decide what he/she wants.

More accurate description is "links not opening in the same window" in stead of "links opening in a new window".
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby Ben the lego king » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:29 pm

Peppermint Pig wrote:It would be nice if it opened a new window, but I'm fine with whatever you settle on. Opening a new window with a link is just a keyboard combination away, so no big deal.
same here dont go to and do to much editing if you dont have to and save more time for legos :wink:
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby Teherean » Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:27 pm

It's fine this way. I can live with a change, but it isn't necesary for me.
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Re: Forum Configuration Poll

Postby mystuffiscool » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:21 pm

Teherean wrote:It's fine this way. I can live with a change, but it isn't necesary for me.


I agree. It'd be nice with a new tab so I don't have to go ~back~ a bunch, but I think it's entirely unnecessary.
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