Stack Exchange is switching over to HTTPS-only. While this is a positive change that I commend SE for undergoing, it does mean something pretty specific for us. Action item for SE:
Rebake remaining posts with HTTP images, so that images linking to HTTP addresses will become links - most of those are dead anyway. This will be a HTML baking change, so no Markdown will be affected, but it'll remove any mixed content even when viewing old revisions.
Soooo... we're going to lose those images. I'd rather we don't lose them. These questions need to be edited in preparation to retain those images. Here's a query that shows you what the list of questions is - thankfully, there are only 53 of them, far less than I expected. Still not insignificant, though. (I'm keeping a backup as a CSV.)
We have a couple options for cleaning this up:
- We can edit them all at once.
- We can edit them slowly over time, editing 2-4 a day over the next few weeks.
Editing them slowly is more likely to lose interest, or take some serious dedication and restraint on the part of Friendly Citizens. But unless we truly dedicate to it, there's a possibility it may not be done before the change. (I'd be happy to help with it, too.)
Editing them all at once is likely to decimate attention to the front page, so we'd want to do it during off-hours. But it does get it out of the way all at once.
If you're in favor of either option, please post an answer indicating why! If you're in favor of editing them all at once, please suggest a time and/or day you think would be best to do so. If you have a third option that I, deliriously writing this ramble at 2:30 AM, seem to have forgotten, please indicate it in an answer, too.