lol, I found this by chance while doing a search for something else.
I think the idea of having a globally incompassing "we dont help becuase its a file transfer" is a bit of a weak cop out. I saw you link someone to the same thread mentioned here when they asked about fileservers not connecting, That seemed like a legit problem for the forum, I mean mirc does have a fileserver part to it doesnt it, or is that being quietly sweept under the mat?
Why cant you just say to him, regardless of what someone else was able to achieve as there speed between a fileserver and themselfs, this maynot be true for you, mirc in no way limits the speed of your recieves, so if it wont max then something beyond mirc, likely beyond your pc, at your ISP or beyond there is causing a bottle neck. It could even be that The fileservers max recorded speed is not realistic as it was done between there pc and a pc on there same ISP, which may have ment no BW max on sending.
I dont normally read this channel so I might be tossing out my opion out of hand, but I would find it annoying if someone asked in the scripting forums for help with $decode and was told "no we dont help with that becuase its used for virus's"