[Rack] target blank

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 15:20:16 UTC 2013

My full quote was "You can quote me on that, but don't take it as an
endorsement for enabling it on Noisebridge's wiki. If you look at
Wikipedia, you'll notice that no external links open in a new tab either."

I agree with the rest of Rack in that enabling target="_blank" for the Wiki
is not a productive use of time or an actual good idea. I don't care what
you do, but please don't make me look like an asshole as well by flaunting
my own "qualifications" to back you up.

Just chill and focus your energy on something else.

Jeffrey "I'm Commander Jeffrey and This is My Favorite Thread on the
Mailing List" Faden

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM, johnyradio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:

>  More philosophical discussion, feel free to ignore.
> On Oct 21, 2013, at 2:23 PM, johnyradio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hey Jeffrey Carl
> I wanted to get your opinion on target="_blank".
> I'd like this option on the nb wiki, so external links don't take people
> away.
> your thoughts?
> On 10/21/2013 2:24 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden wrote:
> Sure, it's a good attribute to use for external links.
> You can quote me on that.
>  Jeffrey
> Jeffrey Carl is not necessarily endorsing that for the wiki, just in
> general. His opinion does not necessarily count for much-- he teaches
> "Frontend Web Development" classes at Noisebridge, a 6-month, 4 hours/week
> curriculum which includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and "best
> practices".
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Frontend_Web_Development
> As tech tutor who teaches computers and electronics to total beginners,
> I'm familiar with the pain-points of beginners. My goal is convenience for
> users.
> If the Rack group was against this globally, that would be reasonable, as
> that would impact other authors. But to be against it as an option, as a
> choice, which will not affect any links except where the author explicitly
> specifies, seems quite dictatorial to me. The goal is not convenience for
> anyone, just imposing and restricting, in opposition to NB's supposed
> ideals of no-rules and non-hierarchy.
>  --
> Johny Radio
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