Unlike any other site, Area 51's main site is unencrypted, its login forms are partially or wholly insecure and its login forms completely break under the browser extension HTTPS Everywhere. That doesn't happen on any other sites. This is
Mere months ago Mark Henderson nailed the spirit: Let's encrypt all the things. But:
When I use the HTTPSEverywhere extension on Firefox 50.0.2, the login form appears secure until you try to log in, at which point it barfs
Unable to log in with your OpenID provider: <Big Wall of Red Text>
and I can't login.
And when I disable the extension I get either an unsecured or only partially secured form, leaving it unclear to me if my PW is being sent in clear text over the intertubes.
Then when I'm logged in the site isn't secure at all.
In case that matters I'm running Linux and it's fully up-to-date with security patches.
Can Area 51 get area defenses (cryptography) actually worthy of the name?