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Alexa now recognizes requests for disabled skills....?

I discovered (with the help of my son) that Alexa is capable of telling you how to enable a particular skill if you try to launch a skill you haven't enabled. I disabled "4AFart" (I know...why would I do that?) My son asked for a fart and got the following message: "To access the 4AFart skill, first make sure it's enabled in the Alexa app, then say, "Ask for a fart."" However, I couldn't reproduce this behavior for any other skill. Has this behavior been around for awhile? Why is it so selective? Steve
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Tested with skills I've enabled then disabled in the past, as well as with skills I've never enabled [i]and[/i] with 4AFart, all result in Alexa's standard error responses for me.
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Weird. I got the message again inadvertently. It misheard something I said and I got a message, "To [do something] first enable the Fin skill in the Alexa app...." So, maybe they are rolling it out slowly.
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