Like many of you, I love to hunt around on ELU's wealth of interesting questions and answers, often following the many useful links to outside resources. Why, then, when I click on one of these does it take me away from the ELU page? This makes it difficult to pursue a question (link to link to link, etc.) and still be able to come back to where I was on the ELU site.
Has the possibility of links opening in a separate tab ever come up, and if so, why was it discarded?
I would like to propose that links on ELU open in a new tab, or at least that there be a discussion on the subject.