AI Hugging... so, when the AI factions that like me have tons of ships in my ZOC, they are actually trying to guard my stuff? I had always thought they were just trying to project power because they didn't trust me (or the AI equivalent of that) or something, and were positioning for rapid response in case I declared on them. They *do* tend to hover around my deepspace starbases, particularly if I am using one to gather up troop transports.
Oh my... if I've been misreading this activity, I've made some serious, ahem, diplomatic errors. Maybe I should send the AI some flowers or something.