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Pages within the help center have many non-HTTPS links on them.

Many of the ones to questions seem to have been updated, but there are non-HTTPS links to the Stack Overflow blog on Don't Ask, links to Area 51 and the main domain of stackexchange.com on On-Topic, a link to a Main Meta on Closed Questions, a link to the Stack Overflow blog on Duplicates and presumably more of the help. The moderator tools help has a lot of non-HTTPS links, along with some HTTPS links.

These were tested on the Meta help center, too, and the links that are on both I confirmed to be non-HTTPS.

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  • Not sure if this has been updated since the bounty was placed but I failed to find any non-SSL http:// in the linked pages.
    – bad_coder
    May 8 at 0:15
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    @bad_coder On the few sites I tried (including Science Fiction & Fantasy - which is the one in the post), help/dont-ask contains http links here: "For more detail, read about our guidelines for great subjective questions and blog post about how real questions have answers."
    – Martin
    May 8 at 3:34
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    SEDE only contains a few help-center items, so there isn't a way to check all of them using SEDE. But perhaps developers have some way to find all http links without manually checking each part
    – Martin
    May 8 at 3:34
  • @Martin ok, caught it the argument is sometimes made that if the protocol isn't specified in the URL (not https nor http) the browser will try to resolve to https first but I still think WYSIWYG is a better policy in that regard since the user isn't left wondering about what they're getting.
    – bad_coder
    May 8 at 3:51

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For the /help/on-topic page, for which the site's ♦ moderators are responsible, I threw together a quick userscript to detect non-HTTPS links network-wide. When you run it on https://stackexchange.com/sites, it will run through all sites and dump a list of links.

The page template (example from a new beta site) contains a few non-HTTPS links:

  • http://area51.stackexchange.com/
  • http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq
  • http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76974/how-can-i-propose-a-new-site (for older sites, http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/76974/how-can-i-propose-a-new-site)
  • http://stackexchange.com/sites (older sites only)

so those are filtered out. I hope staff is willing to adjust the template so that new sites won't have this problem. I'm off to update the links on 'my' sites...

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  • Just to clarify - these are only the links in this one page on /help/on-topic (for each site), right? There still might be http links in many other pages in the help center. Such as the /help/dont-ask page, which was mentioned by the OP as an example.
    – Martin
    May 12 at 9:22
  • 2
    @Martin yes, but those need to be updated once, by staff on Meta.SE.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 12 at 9:36
  • Can you scan for https://meta.*.stackexchange.com too, since that gives cert errors? (Also I'm laughing because I updated the ELU Help Center two days ago to fix problems like these.)
    – Laurel
    May 12 at 10:15
  • @Laurel no hits, fortunately
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 12 at 10:22
  • 1
    So still lots of non-HTTPS links out there, that only site mods can change? Sep 13 at 10:31
  • 1
    @ShadowTheKidWizard yes. The status-completed is a bit misleading, since that's only about the parts staff can/will do.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 13 at 10:33
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+100

I updated the help pages linked here and replaced all occurrences of http:// with https:// that I could find.

Update: I have updated 26 help page templates to make this change. This should take care of all updates on the network-level. Any help pages that are out there with http:// links should now just be on site-customizations (please go to the mods on the relevant site directly for fixing those).

so many links need
manual updating now
it is quite irksome

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  • Thanks, but this seems to have had some side effects ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    May 12 at 20:13
  • In case it might be useful for others, here is a link to a related conversation on chat. (Although probably it doesn't contain something extremely important.)
    – Martin
    May 14 at 9:12
  • 1
    Have those changes been reversed somehow? e.g. outdoors.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 13 at 7:51
  • @Glorfindel it's fine on other sites e.g. here, so it means the template did not affect all sites. Do note Yaakov said "This should take care of all updates on the network-level", note the bold part. Anyway, you can safely remove the status-completed tag, the reported problems are not resolved. Sep 13 at 10:41
  • 1
    That page on outdoors hasnt been updated since 2018 and was missed in the first round. I just fixed it.
    – Yaakov Ellis StaffMod
    Sep 13 at 11:35

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