I'm no web nerd, but when I click a link, it takes me away from the forum. I know I can right-click to open a new window or tab. Many websites just open a new tab for you instead of taking you away from the original content. Call it a personal preference, but just thoguht I'd throw it out there.
If you have a wheel button on your mouse, click the link with that (the only I click links), if not, hold control when you click the link.
I'm not sure they can control your request.
I just assumed there was some coding that could easily open links in a new tab