keyplyr - 6:09 pm on Sep 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
You're missing the point here. The MS range being discussed has for years been engaged with questionable activity, hence we do not think it has recently been "compromised and being used by non-bot UAs, possibly even has been hacked" as you say.
This does not imply that "it's OK." My point is; what are you going to do about it? Ban that entire MS range? Good luck. Please come back after a couple months and post the resulting impact. I know I would be interested.
As for my "attitude" Well, that's another discussion and one my GF would gladly participate in.