I had to go back in and change things back and post a message about right clicking instead.
The entire time I was working on it something was concerning me, people who have a hard time on the internet. We have many members with limited tech knowledge. We could not just do a target="blank" addition to the link. This would make it open in a new window under the same tab. You would still need to go back and forth between windows. We needed it to open in a new tab. The problem was when a box automatically popped up in a NEW TAB, touching the initial article box with your cursor made the popped up comment box disappear into a hat, well not really, to the tool bar. Many of our less tech savvy members would have thought it disappeared for good and be confused. The other problem was that the pop-box would not have a back button at that top. This created an additional problem that I do not want to get into but it all created a problem and the potential for billions of emails with questions.
So basically the button is the way it was with a message to right click if you want to. For those who know what a benefit that is, they will right click as Rachael does. For those on AOL and dial up and a less computer experience they can keep left clicking if they desire.
I do have a better idea if I can implement but I may need help. So for now it is what we have got.
Thanks for all of the great ideas though.
We need God's Grace because of God's Truth.