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Partner Jeff
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Dec 3, 2013, 8:33 PM

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Re: [marc801] Https now supported, I suggest using when you log into RC from public wifi
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I wish it was that easy, but right now not forcing users over to https is a purposeful decision.

There's several drawbacks:

For one, using https adds latency because there's an extra trip between your computer and the website to setup the encryption, which isn't a big deal on desktops, but matters a lot on mobile/cell networks or areas with low quality internet (and we do have a sizable contingent of international users from such countries).

Secondly, many of the ad networks we currently use don't support https and I don't want to give the mixed-content warning to new site visitors because they'll think we're hacked and leave. As more networks add support to https, this will change.

Lastly, it also adds a little bit of extra strain on the servers and increases network traffic. Again, not a big deal when only those folks who need it turn it on, but it adds up when everyone uses it.


(This post was edited by Jeff on Dec 3, 2013, 8:45 PM)



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