As part of the migration to HTTPS, a bot rewrote http:// links pointing inside the Stack Exchange network to https://. This bot only ran on questions and answers.

Please run the bot on tag wikis as well. (By now some have been updated manually, but there are plenty of remaining http:// links.)

  • Wow, thanks! What possibilities, to get "research assisant" badges, first some hundred of reps, and so on! Tyvm! :-)
    – peterh
    Aug 27, 2017 at 3:50
  • I wrote this query to find the tag wikis with internal http:// link...
    – peterh
    Aug 27, 2017 at 3:51
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    @peterh If you want to waste your time doing the work of a bot, fine, but do it only on sites where you have the tag wiki edit privilege. Don't waste reviewers' time on this. Aug 27, 2017 at 16:10
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    On most sites, there isn't too much from them. Ok, I leave the Unix SE out of the story, however I think the whole task isn't enough big to implement a bot for it.
    – peterh
    Aug 27, 2017 at 16:13
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    @peterh The bot already exists. It ran on questions and answers, it's just a matter of running it again, this time on tag wikis. I've had complaints about the edit queue being swamped with mechanical edits — this isn't about Unix.SE. Aug 27, 2017 at 16:22
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    It seems, the problem isn't very important for the responsible people, as the view count and the lack of reactions show. Maybe it is because weekend. I post my current edits, and then I will stop until late monday. (Btw, I did already roughly 3/4 of the sites I wanted to clean up.) After that, we will see, what they say.
    – peterh
    Aug 27, 2017 at 16:27
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    Look! :-)
    – peterh
    Aug 27, 2017 at 23:56
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    Hi @peterh. Mind taking a look at this please: android.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2335/96277?
    – 286110
    Aug 30, 2017 at 0:40
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    Can be done, but will require some dev work. Why? The first step of our migration script used our elastic search index (it's what powers the /search route), to figure out which posts need to be modified / rebaked. It already contains all URLs extracted from each question / answer, and is very cheap to query across all sites, but it only contains questions and answers.
    – m0sa
    Aug 30, 2017 at 9:26
  • @peterh, potentially more accurate query: data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/revision/716639/891871/…
    – Cœur
    Aug 30, 2017 at 13:26
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    @Cœur Hehh, thanks :-) I further improved it, may be nice, although it is now a little bit slow: data.stackexchange.com/android/query/716656/… . On the SO, it doesn't run because timeout, on other sites, yes.
    – peterh
    Aug 30, 2017 at 14:09


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