<Something> Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for <some people>. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about <scope>.

The text above is the first paragraph in the /tour page on almost every site. The above link is in HTTP not HTTPS. See for SU:


I only tested a few sites, and MSE is one of a few sites whose /tour have all links in HTTPS. I'll update this list when I'm happy to do so.

  • The tour page is OK on MSE, ell.SE/ell.MSE (they contain HTTPS links)

  • The tour page on SO/MSO, SU/MSU, SF/MSF, android.SE/android.MSE, security.SE/security.MSE (ironic) contains HTTP links

More interestingly, the tour page on SA (Stack Apps) contains an amalgam of HTTP and HTTPS! That's confusing. See screenshot below.


  • The tour of Stack Apps has been fixed in the mean time, I assume by a dev as mods can't edit that page.
    – rene
    Jul 11, 2021 at 17:55

2 Answers 2


I have fixed the links on all of the `/tour` pages uncovered by Glorfindel's query

Why h-t-t-p?
Aren't all tour links secure?
Now all s-s-l


♦ moderators can edit that blurb of text; if they haven't done that, a boilerplate one (based on the site name and topic) is shown, unless the site is old enough to not have this feature. The link in the boilerplate one has been migrated to HTTPS; otherwise, the local moderators could do so manually.

Since these blurbs are stored as posts in the database (just like questions and answers), we can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer to get a list of affected sites. I've already gone ahead and updated the link for Ask Different. If you're a moderator on one of the 66 other sites and you read this, you know what to do :)

  • Great work! I wonder why the Community♦ bot doesn't step in and fix those as it does (did?) with regular posts though.
    – 41686d6564
    Jul 11, 2021 at 17:33
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    @41686d6564 the bot only repaired questions and answers. Other post types, like tag wikis and excerpts, were not. (I don't know why, staff has to answer that.)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jul 11, 2021 at 17:37

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