I've been a very happy consumer of Khaled Mardam-Bey's product since it first became available. Liked it? Heck, I even paid the registration fee. But, before Mr. Mardam-Bey rests too comfortably on his laurels, there are two significant features he should have added to his mIRC application long before the fancy scripting, the color codes and the sound effects.
The first of these is the sarcasm font. What sarcasm font? Everybody customizes their mIRC to show text in any font they prefer. So, when somebody posts the opposite of what they really mean, expecting everybody in the channel to realize they're being sarcastic, we're supposed to accept the resulting misunderstanding among the shortcomings of a text-based medium. Would it be asking too much for Mardam-Bey to devise a simple solution, such as a sarcasm font or an italicization switch or something?
And the second long overdue feature is the reverse ignore. Everybody is familiar with the /ignore feature. The chatter who is tired of TrollWeed's blathering can just type /ignore TrollWeed and make it all go away. The only trouble is, TrollWeed gets to continue making snide remarks about you to the rest of a channel behind your back without you even realizing that your own chat is inadvertently supplying him with more ammunition.
What we need is a reverse ignore function, which would selectively render the chatter's own posts invisible to TrollWeed and nobody else in the channel, thus denying TrollWeed any further provocation.
I'm sure anybody who's spent whole years chatting on IRC will appreciate the benefits of these two propositions. Whether they're even feasible enhancements to the IRC protocol is a matter for the esteemed Mardam-Bey to fathom out.