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I was recently reading about Community, when I noticed this ironic, very minor, problem in its profile: the link to an answer in the profile's "About" section is not HTTPS.

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However, Stack Exchange moved to HTTPS almost two years ago and Community adds HTTPS to links, so this profile should have HTTPS.


This was tested by viewing the source of Community's profiles on Meta and Science Fiction and Fantasy Meta. It's different from The website link field is inconsistent between Community's profiles across sites - that's about the 'meta.stackexchange.com' link in the header.

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    @JNat this is strictly speaking not a duplicate, right? This is about a link in the profile description, and the linked duplicate is about the website field? Feb 11, 2022 at 16:50
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    @TheAmplitwist: ...I just realized that as well (I was only looking at the website field, in my comments on the answer here). Good point. That said, in either regard, I think fixing this would require manually editing the profiles – or running a script to fix them, per the reply to the linked question.
    – V2Blast
    Feb 11, 2022 at 17:41
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    I made a note so both issues are fixed at once, @TheAmplitwist
    – JNat StaffMod
    Feb 14, 2022 at 10:11

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It looks like it has not been solved yet on the majority of communities.

To ease the work of the Community Managers, I made a SEDE query to check - right now, it returns 347 Community user profiles (including Meta sites) with HTTP links, but please note that SEDE is updated once a week, on Sunday morning. No doubt it will be better next week ...

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I tested the profile out across a few different Meta and this was fixed a while back. I've updated to .

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    I don't think this has been fixed, e.g. Meta SE, SOpt, Webmasters, Server Fault and probably others. The only one I visited that was fine is SO. Feb 9, 2022 at 19:45
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    @RafaelTavares It appears to be fixed on those sites you mention when I look but I'll keep an eye out and ears open. If others report this still appears broken I'll move back to status-review so we can investigate.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Feb 9, 2022 at 20:20
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    @Rosie: When I checked just now, the MSE link was using https:// but the others that Rafael linked were still using http:// – I've gone ahead and fixed those now. (I wouldn't be surprised if there are others across the network that need fixing as well.)
    – V2Blast
    Feb 9, 2022 at 20:59
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    @V2Blast moved back to status-review so we can check them all and confirm it's correct on every site.
    – Rosie StaffMod
    Feb 9, 2022 at 21:02
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    MSE is really not https for me, I don't know if I should blame cache. I'm verifying it by dragging the link (on Opera GX it shows me the href value) and inspecting the HTML (or just right click and copy the link). As expected, clicking on the links redirects me to the https URL. Feb 9, 2022 at 21:04
  • It's not fixed even here on MSE, so not sure where you tested. Another option is that something rolled back the fix. Aug 1, 2022 at 6:43
  • @ShadowTheKidWizard Should this answer be deleted? Aug 1, 2022 at 19:27
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    @RandomPerson no, it does "attempt to answer the question" so valid, just incorrect. Aug 2, 2022 at 6:11

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