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Similar to: Link to parent site is not HTTPS in the sidebar/dropdown "Step 1: Draft your question" on any per-site Meta.


When asking a question on some SE sites, such as Mathematics the sidebar titled "Step 1: Draft your question" (which appears as a dropdown menu on mobile) has the following text:

If your question is about this website, ask it on meta instead.

The hyperlink points to http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/. Note that the link uses HTTP and also uses the old format meta.*.stackexchange.com for the meta site. Preferably, this URL should instead be https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/.

I checked several other sites and whenever the above text appears in the modal "Step 1: Draft your question" (such as Server Fault and English Language & Usage), the hyperlink uses the old format for the respective meta site, and also uses HTTP instead of HTTPS. This text does not appear on all sites: it is omitted on Super User and Unix & Linux, for instance.

Also, note that I am specifically referring to the sidebar titled "Step 1: Draft your question". There is another sidebar titled "Helpful links" which has the text

Ask questions about the site on meta

and — for instance, on Mathematics — the hyperlink on the word "meta" points appropriately to https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/. I haven't checked all the sites in the network, but I believe this aspect is uniform across all the sites.1

Feature request: Please change the hyperlink on the words "ask it on meta" to use HTTPS and to the format https://*.meta.stackexchange.com/ whenever this text appears on the "Step 1: Draft your question" sidebar, when asking a question on any SE site.


1 For the sake of completeness: except for Meta SE (naturally) and Stack Overflow (where it is pushed to the sidebar titled "Have a non-programming question?", which is probably unique to that site).

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  • As an aside: I noticed a few other site-specific instances of links using HTTP instead of HTTPS in the modals — on Server Fault and English Language & Usage, to be specific — but those were probably introduced when the text was tweaked as decided by the respective communities, and so I felt that they should be raised separately on their respective metas, if needed... Mar 11 at 18:04

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