Post links generated via the SEDE magic columns (e.g. [Post Link], [Comment Link], etc.) as well as site:// provide HTTP links, but should provide HTTPS links instead.

Example query:

  (select top 1 id from posts where closeddate is null) [Post Link],
  (select top 1 id from comments) [Comment Link],
  (select top 1 id from users) [User Link],
  (select top 1 id from suggestededits) [Suggested Edit Link],
  concat('site://q/', (select top 1 id from posts where closeddate is null))


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    <div class="slick-cell l0 r0 text">
        <a href="http://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/35887">...</a>
    <div class="slick-cell l1 r1 text">
        <a href="http://anime.stackexchange.com/posts/comments/33328">...</a>
    <div class="slick-cell l2 r2 text">
        <a href="http://anime.stackexchange.com/users/-1">...</a>
    <div class="slick-cell l3 r3 text">
        <a href="http://anime.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/1">...</a>
    <div class="slick-cell l4 r4 text">
        <a href="http://anime.stackexchange.com/q/35887">...</a>

Also, this currently makes copy + pasting links from SEDE into posts a bit clunky.

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    (just as a general FYI, I am following these; will get to them after I'm done the election stats site reboot I'm working on)
    – Tim Stone
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 17:50
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    I checked and I think It needs this update in the DataExplorer db: update sites set Url = replace(Url,'http://', 'https://') where Url like 'http://%';
    – rene
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 18:21

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This looks to be ; SEDE seems to be available only over HTTPS right now, and the magic links have been HTTPSed:

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