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This user changed their display name on their profile. What you are seeing is their old user name on the wiki question. This is a known issue: Old usernames stick to Community Wiki posts. Jeff Atwood says: That's stored in a denormalized field, so it will reflect the username at the time it was last calculated (usually on edit). To make the most ...


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Middle clicking on a link opens it in a new tab. No need to make it happen for everybody. The use of _blank to open links in a new window or tab has been discussed on the user experience StackExchange site. The consensus there appears to be that it shouldn't be used.


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It should be up to the user how a new tab opens, and having a consistent default to the same is really the only way to do that. If we create links with an alternate target, then users won't be able to open links in the same window, if that's what they want. However, they can easily middle-click, or right-click and select the destination that they want with ...


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This has come up time and time again on quite a few of our sites, and it's just not something that works well in connection with our main sites, which are designed to have an extremely high signal to noise ratio. The concern is these 'annex' sites (or attics, archives, and other neat words for such collections) would become a sort of watering hole, diverting ...


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