2 replaced http://stackapps.com/ with https://stackapps.com/
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HTTPS was usable on per-site metas on third-level domains (i.e. meta.*.stackexchange.com) at some point if you were willing to accept a mismatched certificate, but these days they're blocked inside Cloudflare. Sigh

All accesses to the Stack Exchange API use HTTPS, so anything that can be done through the API (documented or undocumented) can be done over HTTPS.

On a PC-style computer (or a mobile device if you really want, but Emacs without a physical keyboard isn't really comfortable), you can use Stack Exchange for EmacsStack Exchange for Emacs, available as the package sx on ELPA. Here are the main things you can and cannot do:

  • View question lists (front page, newest, unanswered, etc., and per-tag lists)
  • View question pages. Markdown is pretty-printed (but without code highlighting), images are visible, but MathJax is displayed in source form.
  • Post comments and upvote them.
  • Post, edit and vote on questions and answers (including suggesting an edit and creating tags).
  • Mark a question as a favorite.
  • Read your inbox.
  • Mark questions as read (that mark is only visible in the Emacs app).
  • You cannot perform moderation-related activitives such as flagging, closing, reviewing or handling flags.
  • You can only have one question list and one question page open at a time. However, there's a workaround for that: M-: (setq sx-question-mode--buffer nil) RET makes SX forget the current question buffer, so that if you select another question in a list, it'll be opened in a new buffer. This also works for question lists, with variables like sx-tab--all-questions-buffer.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • Visiting through an unofficial app does not count as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

That's what I use to access meta sites on my laptop when I'm on the go. (I use plain HTTP at home but not when I'm on an untrusted connection such as a hotel, café, etc.)

Another possibility is to use the Android app (which you can use on a PC inside the Android Emulator. The user interface sucks, but it has some features that aren't available in the Emacs app (some of which can't be done through the documented API):

  • MathJax is supported.
  • You can flag posts and comments and vote to close, but not (vote to) delete or reopen.
  • You can only see one screen at a time, there's no easy way to switch between questions let alone between sites, and you can't open two questions at a time.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • You can view user profiles.
  • Visiting through an official app counts as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

HTTPS was usable on per-site metas on third-level domains (i.e. meta.*.stackexchange.com) at some point if you were willing to accept a mismatched certificate, but these days they're blocked inside Cloudflare. Sigh

All accesses to the Stack Exchange API use HTTPS, so anything that can be done through the API (documented or undocumented) can be done over HTTPS.

On a PC-style computer (or a mobile device if you really want, but Emacs without a physical keyboard isn't really comfortable), you can use Stack Exchange for Emacs, available as the package sx on ELPA. Here are the main things you can and cannot do:

  • View question lists (front page, newest, unanswered, etc., and per-tag lists)
  • View question pages. Markdown is pretty-printed (but without code highlighting), images are visible, but MathJax is displayed in source form.
  • Post comments and upvote them.
  • Post, edit and vote on questions and answers (including suggesting an edit and creating tags).
  • Mark a question as a favorite.
  • Read your inbox.
  • Mark questions as read (that mark is only visible in the Emacs app).
  • You cannot perform moderation-related activitives such as flagging, closing, reviewing or handling flags.
  • You can only have one question list and one question page open at a time. However, there's a workaround for that: M-: (setq sx-question-mode--buffer nil) RET makes SX forget the current question buffer, so that if you select another question in a list, it'll be opened in a new buffer. This also works for question lists, with variables like sx-tab--all-questions-buffer.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • Visiting through an unofficial app does not count as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

That's what I use to access meta sites on my laptop when I'm on the go. (I use plain HTTP at home but not when I'm on an untrusted connection such as a hotel, café, etc.)

Another possibility is to use the Android app (which you can use on a PC inside the Android Emulator. The user interface sucks, but it has some features that aren't available in the Emacs app (some of which can't be done through the documented API):

  • MathJax is supported.
  • You can flag posts and comments and vote to close, but not (vote to) delete or reopen.
  • You can only see one screen at a time, there's no easy way to switch between questions let alone between sites, and you can't open two questions at a time.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • You can view user profiles.
  • Visiting through an official app counts as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

HTTPS was usable on per-site metas on third-level domains (i.e. meta.*.stackexchange.com) at some point if you were willing to accept a mismatched certificate, but these days they're blocked inside Cloudflare. Sigh

All accesses to the Stack Exchange API use HTTPS, so anything that can be done through the API (documented or undocumented) can be done over HTTPS.

On a PC-style computer (or a mobile device if you really want, but Emacs without a physical keyboard isn't really comfortable), you can use Stack Exchange for Emacs, available as the package sx on ELPA. Here are the main things you can and cannot do:

  • View question lists (front page, newest, unanswered, etc., and per-tag lists)
  • View question pages. Markdown is pretty-printed (but without code highlighting), images are visible, but MathJax is displayed in source form.
  • Post comments and upvote them.
  • Post, edit and vote on questions and answers (including suggesting an edit and creating tags).
  • Mark a question as a favorite.
  • Read your inbox.
  • Mark questions as read (that mark is only visible in the Emacs app).
  • You cannot perform moderation-related activitives such as flagging, closing, reviewing or handling flags.
  • You can only have one question list and one question page open at a time. However, there's a workaround for that: M-: (setq sx-question-mode--buffer nil) RET makes SX forget the current question buffer, so that if you select another question in a list, it'll be opened in a new buffer. This also works for question lists, with variables like sx-tab--all-questions-buffer.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • Visiting through an unofficial app does not count as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

That's what I use to access meta sites on my laptop when I'm on the go. (I use plain HTTP at home but not when I'm on an untrusted connection such as a hotel, café, etc.)

Another possibility is to use the Android app (which you can use on a PC inside the Android Emulator. The user interface sucks, but it has some features that aren't available in the Emacs app (some of which can't be done through the documented API):

  • MathJax is supported.
  • You can flag posts and comments and vote to close, but not (vote to) delete or reopen.
  • You can only see one screen at a time, there's no easy way to switch between questions let alone between sites, and you can't open two questions at a time.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • You can view user profiles.
  • Visiting through an official app counts as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.
    Bounty Ended with 200 reputation awarded by Deer Hunter
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HTTPS was usable on per-site metas on third-level domains (i.e. meta.*.stackexchange.com) at some point if you were willing to accept a mismatched certificate, but these days they're blocked inside Cloudflare. Sigh

All accesses to the Stack Exchange API use HTTPS, so anything that can be done through the API (documented or undocumented) can be done over HTTPS.

On a PC-style computer (or a mobile device if you really want, but Emacs without a physical keyboard isn't really comfortable), you can use Stack Exchange for Emacs, available as the package sx on ELPA. Here are the main things you can and cannot do:

  • View question lists (front page, newest, unanswered, etc., and per-tag lists)
  • View question pages. Markdown is pretty-printed (but without code highlighting), images are visible, but MathJax is displayed in source form.
  • Post comments and upvote them.
  • Post, edit and vote on questions and answers (including suggesting an edit and creating tags).
  • Mark a question as a favorite.
  • Read your inbox.
  • Mark questions as read (that mark is only visible in the Emacs app).
  • You cannot perform moderation-related activitives such as flagging, closing, reviewing or handling flags.
  • You can only have one question list and one question page open at a time. However, there's a workaround for that: M-: (setq sx-question-mode--buffer nil) RET makes SX forget the current question buffer, so that if you select another question in a list, it'll be opened in a new buffer. This also works for question lists, with variables like sx-tab--all-questions-buffer.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • Visiting through an unofficial app does not count as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.

That's what I use to access meta sites on my laptop when I'm on the go. (I use plain HTTP at home but not when I'm on an untrusted connection such as a hotel, café, etc.)

Another possibility is to use the Android app (which you can use on a PC inside the Android Emulator. The user interface sucks, but it has some features that aren't available in the Emacs app (some of which can't be done through the documented API):

  • MathJax is supported.
  • You can flag posts and comments and vote to close, but not (vote to) delete or reopen.
  • You can only see one screen at a time, there's no easy way to switch between questions let alone between sites, and you can't open two questions at a time.
  • There's no way to access tag wikis.
  • You can view user profiles.
  • Visiting through an official app counts as a visit for “last seen” dates and badges.