When closing a question as a duplicate there is a text box which says: "search, or enter a question link or numeric id". You can copy and paste a question link into here, but this fails if the URL starts with https:// instead of http://, with the message "Your search returned no matches; please try a different search".

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    Well, considering that HTTPS isn't officially supported yet, that doesn't surprise me.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 16:42
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    @animuson I'm using HTTPS just fine. I didn't say it was surprising, just that it was a bug.
    – Boann
    Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 16:45
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    My browser is using HTTPS without my having done anything to enable it, so presumably HTTPS is now "officially supported", and this bug is still a bug. Commented Jan 13, 2014 at 2:16

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Fix rolling out in build rev 2014.2.14.1957 on meta and 2014.2.14.1372 on sites.


Aha! Found the little bug, though the team will have to fix it.

Your question URL is this:


For some reason, if you change the https to http it works. Weird, but true. So it looks like all the team has to do is also recognize https URL's in the possible duplicate window thingy.

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    Ah, I see. Probably due to my HTTPS Everywhere extension in Chrome. Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 3:06
  • @SteinarLima Probably, but it's still a bug. (HTTPS Everywhere kind of breakes some SE things, so they may not fix it) However, it seems like it's not extention specific, all HTTPS URL's would be affected so I think it should be fixed.
    – hichris123
    Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 3:08
  • Isn’t this just restating the bug (“fails if the URL starts with https:// instead of http://”)? Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 14:43
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    @AndrewMarshall Yeah... another question got merged with it so it's kinda weird (this was from the other question, this one.
    – hichris123
    Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 16:02
  • @hichris123 Ah, that explains it. Commented Jan 26, 2014 at 16:32

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