I wanted to ask a question on Meta Unix & Linux (http://meta.unix.stackexchange.com). I'm logged in to Unix & Linux (http://unix.stackexchange.com), and it's showing just over 700 rep for me. I switched to Meta-U&L and (a) I'm not logged in and (b) pressing the 'login' button didn't seem to do anything useful.
Any idea what gives?
- Why do you have to login to the meta when you're already logged in to the main site?
- How does one login to a meta when the login button does nothing useful? Which weird non-Stack Exchange site has to be granted what privileges to do what possibly (but probably not) abusive things to my browser?
I'm using Firefox 41.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I do have AdBlock Pro, Ghostery and other extensions installed.
Are you sure you are logged in on the non-https Unix.SE?
I was going to say "yes", but then I look and see that in fact I am connected to the secure
https://unix.stackexchange.com/ (I have HTTPS Everywhere as one of the other extensions). So, apparently, I'm logged in on secure U&L but there isn't a secure Meta-U&L (or, at least, connecting to https://unix.meta.stackexchange.com/ ends up at http://meta.unix.stackexchange.com, losing the 's'). When I connect to SO, I'm connected to the secure version; when I switch to MSO, that is also the secure version. That seems as though it could easily be the source of the trouble. It leaves some questions:
- Why isn't there a secure Meta-U&L like there is a secure MSO?
- Do I have to disable HTTPS Everywhere for U&L so that I can see Meta-u&L as myself, or is there something else I can do?