It appears, adding
link to post at
askubuntu.com loading new
url to current page rather than new tab.
How about adding a target="_blank" with every
link so I dont lose my current conversion and open a new
askubuntu page and start conversation again?
You can always return to where you were with the back button of your browser. Or (depending on the browser) using one of the keyboard modifiers (Ctrl, Alt, etc.) to open it in a new tab.
Personally, I prefer that to each click automatically opening a new tab. That gets messy if you do it too often.