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Partner Jeff
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Dec 3, 2013, 11:33 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, 11:45 PM)



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