"I thought he was pissed off about the names list being shown in status.." um .. that would be an understatement.
As for the server sending this, why is it that 'other' chat clients do not display it in the server window? This is a mIRC-specific "feature" (displaying it in the status window). I just would like to shut it off. Maybe I need to email Khaled (like he's not getting thousands of emails).