Misbehaving feed: Geekwire

Hi folks,

My feed for Geekwire has been reported as “misbehaving” for the last several weeks, though it appears that the feed is working fine by my estimation.

RSS feed URL: https://www.geekwire.com/feed/
Validation (reportedly accessible and valid): https://www.rssboard.org/rss-validator/check.cgi?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekwire.com%2Ffeed%2F

Can you have a look at this and tell me why Newsblur is having trouble getting updates? Thanks!

403 forbidden. geekwire is blocking newsblur. you should contact them about it.

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Hi folks,

Following up, I contacted the support team at GeekWire and they got the situation resolved.

It seems that NewsBlur’s service provider, Digital Ocean, was also generating a lot of noisy request spam (likely from other Digital Ocean customers rather than NewsBlur themselves), which caused GeekWire to add Digital Ocean’s IPs to their firewall block list. They specifically poked a hole for NewsBlur.