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DuckDuckGo serves up little karma badges like this:

karma badge screenshot
(in action: my about page).

However, apparently the karma data for StackOverflow is no longer grabbed (and will show up as 0 points if you attempt to use include it in the badge).

I know SO has its own badges, but there is value in one, uncluttered widget like this.

I spoke with Gabriel Weinberg (of DDG) and he said SO seems to be rejecting his bot’s attempts to grab the data, anymore.

Could we possibly un-block his bot?

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Blah, wasn’t sure whether this is more a feature request, bug, or support item. – Alan H. Mar 15 '12 at 19:26
And unblocking it for all SE sites, as well as SE overall would be great. – cdeszaq Mar 15 '12 at 19:40
Isn't the interesting question here "Why was it blocked in the first place and has that situation been fixed?" – dmckee Mar 15 '12 at 20:25
@dmckee I suppose that is! I guess my head was all “solutions” more than “why,” really. But “why” is probably step 1… – Alan H. Mar 15 '12 at 21:01
I thought DuckDuckGo was a search engine. What's the point of all this "karma" nonsense? And why should we be supporting it? – Cody Gray Mar 16 '12 at 4:56
@CodyGray It is a search engine, but what’s the harm? I think the intent was a combination of Gabriel wanting such a karma badge himself + thinking it might be a decent way to popularize DDG. (Hey, I thought Google was a search engine. What’s the point of this Google+ nonsense? ;) ) – Alan H. Mar 16 '12 at 16:39
Hmm, no answer has been submitted yet. Admins? – Alan H. Aug 15 '12 at 0:42

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