Stack Exchange Data Explorer generates wrong (outdated) links for localized child metas

Example query on Stack Overflow em Portugues Meta generates this url:


But in 2017 child metas were moved to *.meta.stackoverflow.com. The correct link would be:

Aqui NÃO É o stackoverflow.com

At the same time SEDE generates correct links for regular StackExchange child metas (e.g. Politics Meta). I suppose, someone forgot to update the url in [DataExplorer]..[Sites] for international StackOverflows.

Until recently, old subdomains redirected traffic successfully, but now certificates have expired and old-style urls generate SSL errors.

This is a minor annoyance, but it'd be great to see it fixed. It shouldn't be hard, as base urls are retrieved from the Sites table somewhere in the database.

Update: This question was marked as a duplicate of Per-site metas are not linked properly from the Data Explorer. That question is about the problem with a link generation in a particular cross-site query (written by @rene).

My question is about the base url for automatically generated links (triggered by [Post Link]). As I show it generates the correct url for regular child metas (Politics), but fails for localized Stack Overflow metas (Pt.SO). The issue is completely different here.

The solution (fix by @rene) posted there doesn't apply here. I know that I can generate the url myself, but it'd be nice to use the shortcut that works for any other site.

  • @Glorfindel Sorry, I don't see how this is a duplicate. I've updated my question. Jun 27, 2019 at 12:31
  • You're right, it's this one which didn't have the tags I was searching in. I just knew that this was reported before.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jun 27, 2019 at 12:35
  • @Glorfindel Yes, that's correct. Thank you! Jun 27, 2019 at 12:38
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    You're welcome and sorry for the confusion ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jun 27, 2019 at 12:40
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    ... and irony has it - it turns out I've warned another user about this difference before: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/305185/…
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jun 28, 2019 at 21:07


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