I don't like how the hyak forums link opens a new window. Anything that is related to hyak or its website should stay in one window. If you outsource to turns-all-year per say, then it should open a new window
I understand what your saying, but the reason I did it this way is so someone who visits a forum would not have to hit "back" on some forums and "close" on others. Doing this will end up with people closing the main page more times then not. As far as the "outsource" thing, well the Hyak forum is not part of the Hyak.net site in reality, but is a service of another company. I try to make all forums I have accessable react the same (open in own page, then close when done) to limit confusion.