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972 bytes added, 17:22, 27 January 2011
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Yeah, that.
I expected that {{u|Marrsinc}} was a bot, but I checkusered it and it came up clean. The name pattern fits with the others, but I refrained from blocking because there was no solid evidence. If you don't mind me asking... how can you be sure it's a bot? Name alone is insufficient, IMO. Also, I don't know who told you not to protect the talk pages, but that's been standard policy for years. No one looks at the protection log anyway... I see no problem with "clogging it up." That's what it's there for. Oh, also. The top of this page currently says "This an encyclopedia." Might wanna fix that. --[[User:Politoed666|<span style="color:#00B7EB">''P''</span> <span style="color:#008080">''o''</span>]] [[User talk:Politoed666|<span style="color:#0095B6">''L''</span> <span style="color:#00CCCC">''i''</span>]] 17:10, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
:Did you check the email, all of them have this same pattern and it's pretty obvious that it's a bot. Kogs told me I shouldn't protect it forever so you can ask her about that. I figured, if it's blocked then it doesn't need to be protected, there's a log entry telling you the user is blocked on the talk page anyways so...yeah. <span style="color:red">—<small>♥</small></span> <b>[[User:Jello|<span style="color:orange;">Jello</span>]][[User Talk:Jello|<span style="color:#3FA9D0;"><sup>talk</sup></span>]]</b> 17:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
 
::E-mail check is good. It's been a long time since I had to deal with an onslaught of bots. The reason we have historically protected the Talk Pages of blocked users is chiefly so people don't rewelcome them. Yes, there is a note stating that the user has been blocked, but it can often be easy to miss if you're not looking for it. I know I've done it. It can also help prevent the spam that users occasionally decide blocked TPs are a good outlet for. Frankly, there's not really any reason ''not'' to protect them. I don't know why Kogs would have said otherwise... Cluttering the protection log is inconsequential. If you don't want to do it, that's up to you, but it's not going to hurt anything to my knowledge. --[[User:Politoed666|<span style="color:#00B7EB">''P''</span> <span style="color:#008080">''o''</span>]] [[User talk:Politoed666|<span style="color:#0095B6">''L''</span> <span style="color:#00CCCC">''i''</span>]] 17:22, 27 January 2011 (UTC)