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> One of the female operators had a set of messages from one Italian operator who sent a message once a week on a regular basis.

That was the most important mistake from the Italian operator.

> So, repetitive plain text can be a security issue.

The only thing that should be discouraged is that a password should contain only one repeated character, which is probably part of many dictionaries. Any variant (LLLLLLLLLLM) would pretty secure, the longer the better.

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