it isn't up to us to decide whether or not they are breaking the law
For the intents and purposes of this forum, I think it is. I think it is our place to judge whether or not the motives of the poster are legitimate to warrant help and assistance from the official mIRC forum. What is NOT our place is assisting those who are/may be partaking in the sharing of dodgy files, which incidently, 9/10 DCC bots/F-serves host.
If some guy were to post something like that, even I probably would not offer my help, but I would stop at just that, not helping, I wouldn't feel the need to jump in there and explain to them exactly why it is that I'm not helping.
Fine, so be it. But what is wrong with Mentality expressing his reasons for not helping?
Now, I am happy to debate this in private with you. But I think now would be a good time to draw this thread to a close