I noticed recently that none of my posts were appearing on TechMeme so I emailed Gabe Rivera, TechMeme’s founder to ask what the problem was. He responded:
Your Bad Behavior plugin is blocking me, even though my crawler behavior is rather benign.
If you can whitelist my crawler (does BB let you?), it looks like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Wazzup1.0.XXXX; http://188.8.131.52/Wazzup) …with XXXX varying (long story…).
Or just uninstall it! (What are some alternatives? Iâ€™d like to do a post on thisâ€¦)
As I don’t see a way to whitelist, I have disabled Bad Behaviour and I advise anyone else to do so until this can be sorted.
Thanks for the speedy response Gabe.
UPDATE: – Michael Hampton, Bad Behavior’s developer has contacted me to say it is possible to Whitelist TechMeme by adding its ip address (184.108.40.206) to the Whitelist-inc.php file – this fix didn’t work for me but may be worth a try if you do want to use Bad Behavior.