Indeed, I think both you and Raccoon stated very good points in this thread
and it seems to me that this is yet another
"6 of one, half a dozen of the other" situations.
I don't know if it's possible, but perhaps if you try adding something to an INI file (such as this case) and you add to it more than once within 10 seconds of each other, a "backlog" will be formed so mIRC adds it to the INI file in a "safe" time frame to prevent HD grinding...something for future versions perhaps?
I really don't think new users (or even people who have been using mIRC for ages, such as me!) will realise you would have to use /saveini, or even that the command they were using was adding to an INI file in the first place. I've only just worked it out now (the saveini thing, not the use of INI files to save data :tongue:) because it's something which I haven't noticed, and haven't been affected by, before.
Then again I suppose that discussion which took place ages ago about the use of a different filetype than INI could apply here too.
My 2 cents.