I have recently switched LiquidFractal over from a normal http connection to a secured https connection.
There are several reasons for this. Recent web trends are shifting toward all websites securing themselves as much as possible. I've read that Google is taking this route, and that future updates of Google will warn users whenever they are accessing an insecure website (e.g., a website which uses a normal http connection). While it doesn't affect the site's operations one way or another, warnings might look suspect or make users distrust the site on principle.
What does this mean for you as Members? Nothing, really. In your browsers, you'll notice that the web address is now https://www.liquidfractal.org..., and a green lock icon will give you security certificate details. All it means is that the site is what it says it is, and that your data isn't being secretly channeled off elsewhere.
When I first implemented this security, I had problems with some site images rendering. If you any problems viewing or using the site please let me know.