What I see is that everyone want mIRC be as they would imagine it for them... mIRC is something made by Khaled... want something to be as you want it? Code it yourself!! Imagine Khaled scripting mIRC version FunChatter, mIRC version lolo66, mIRC version Watchdog, mIRC version.... X!! There are millions of users allover the world... we can't allways have what we want!! The only posts I see lately up here is people bitching about 6.1.. you don't like it? Don't use it!! Either use an older version either use another client...
First off I'm NOT using 6.1, and many people here who are complaining also are not using it. We are just trying to get Khaled to reconsider some of his changes. Secondly, NO you can't please everyone, but you can please many people. You allow for customization, something that has been suggested numerous times, skinning support has been suggested probably a hundred times. That would correct _every_ single interface issue people bring up. If you don't like the interface, you change it. Secondly, you shouldn't have to write your own program, coders should listen to their users. It isn't other programmers that are paying Khaled, it is the mIRC users. If the mIRC users are unhappy, Khaled doesn't make money. I'm not saying tailor mIRC to each user, I'm saying LISTEN to the users. Add features the USER wants, don't add features the user's don't want. And, if it is a split between what people want and don't want, make it an option. Remember how when (I think it was 6.0) was released and everyone complained about the changes with the borders and such? Next release there was the new "visual styles" setting. Why can't the same thing be done when other interface changes are made?
How could all of this complaining have been prevented?
PUBLISH A TODO LIST. If Khaled would have made his todo/changes list known, perhaps even showing a few screenshots of the new mIRC, he would have seen _before_ 6.03 was released that some of the features were not going to be as popular as he had hoped. Again, I'm not saying remove them, I'm just saying, make them an option. If I like the way it is now, why should I be forced to change? Why can't there be a "preserve classic interface" checkbox?