I'm using mIRC on Win7 x64.
If you join a channel, mIRC sends a MODE request. If you are opped on that channel before receiving the MODE reply, it sends another one.
I have this happen to me when I join lots of channels which I have op in via a network bot, which then results in this:
* Flood protection: 4 message(s) in queue
* Flood protection: 14 message(s) in queue
Without flood protection I presume I would be disconnected from the server. This is not good. Does mIRC really need to send another