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How long have you used mIRC without registering ? #225238 29/08/10 05:21 AM
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I guess I have to be one of the top freeloaders when it comes to using mIRC.




Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225239 29/08/10 06:02 AM
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Do you feel that is something to be proud of?


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225240 29/08/10 06:24 AM
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admirable, but i'm afraid i have you bested:



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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: jaytea] #225241 29/08/10 06:43 AM
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Gee.. guess that means you've been using mIRC since before it was written.

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Riamus2] #225245 29/08/10 10:13 AM
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No I'm just admitting that I'm a freeloading bum and want to see if any others come forward.

Originally Posted By: Riamus2
Do you feel that is something to be proud of?

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225247 29/08/10 11:00 AM
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Given that this number of days comes to around ten years you obviously don't spend much money on buying new computers either.

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Watchdog] #225253 29/08/10 11:44 AM
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3893 days? With no delay timer during the first 30 days, you had the annoying wait for dialog for 3863 days. I forgot how long that dialog lasted... about 30 seconds, right?

Say you start mIRC once per week. That means you wasted 275 minutes (over 4 hours) just waiting for that screen to pass. It should be quite possible to earn 20 dollars in 4 and a half hours.

And that's assuming you start mIRC only once per week.


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Thels] #225255 29/08/10 02:43 PM
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wow I have never thought of it like that. One of these days I'll have to buy a reg code. granted 20 bucks is multiple meals when you're in college and waiting is just annoying. ^_^


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: pball] #225270 29/08/10 07:39 PM
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I have seen numerous posts over the years regarding discounts and/or trialpay options for mIRC.

In most, if not all, of these situations, you should or need to contact Khaled directly at Khaled@mirc.com

E-mail him and explain your situation. He will work with you.
I know this for fact, as that is how I managed to get my code.

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225280 29/08/10 09:57 PM
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ive only been using mirc for 33 days and it wont let me continue.. its either register or exit.. how do i get it 2 contine??? help someoneeee frown

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225282 29/08/10 10:23 PM
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I started using mIRC when I was 13 or so (I'm 24 today), back when it was still version 5.x.

I used it for years without registering, reason being at that age I didn't really have a method of paying for it and back then you could de-activate the pop-up window at startup for non-registered copies so it wasn't a nuisance.

I finally registered for it on December 31st, 2005 (I still have the original Email I was sent upon registration; I was 19 at the time), some months after having been at my first full-time job and having registered for PayPal to pay for it.

It's been a very wonderful, legally registered and paid for, tool since then. grin

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: PwincessBina] #225287 30/08/10 03:22 AM
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The trial period is 30 days.
The proper way to continue using it after 30 days is to register it.
At one point you could continue to use mIRC unregistered after the 30 days (as obviously pointed out by some of the earlier screenshots), but it appears that Khaled has gotten tired of people using it past the 30 day mark and has implemented a mandatory "pay or don't use" type policy after the 30 days.

Note that only Khaled can confirm or deny this outright.

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: RusselB] #225297 30/08/10 08:40 AM
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IIRC, you could click it away instantly before the 30 days are over and have to wait for about 30 seconds after. Perhaps some people didn't wait the 30 seconds.

I know that was the case for 6.35 a couple of weeks ago, as I had to install mIRC at a second computer while I was reinstalling my first computer.

Haven't tried it under 7.x yet, though. Policy might have changed.


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Thels] #225324 30/08/10 04:57 PM
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I think I used it for 9 or 10 years before regging mIRC.


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: PwincessBina] #225527 04/09/10 10:18 AM
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It should work regardless but to be on the safe side why not register and stop wasting everyone's time.

Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225577 05/09/10 09:02 AM
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I got a free copy of mIRC for my Aunt's house using TrialPay. All you have to do is sign up for one free offer that you can cancel. You just need a credit card...and a prepaid debit card will work too. I also paid $20 for mIRC when they were offering to donate all the proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. It was the probably the best $20 I ever spent.


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Re: How long have you used mIRC without registering ? [Re: Pottus] #225643 07/09/10 12:33 AM
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To be honest, heck, I used it maybe 1500 days or so before registering. Then again, at first I was in school, and then for a while after that I had no Credit Card, and I was even more cautious about PayPal. It bit on me more and more, sure. A one-time $20 contribution for 3 registrations is a deal for such a feature-filled program, to the point where I broke down and bought my code the moment I got a Mastercard. laugh