The server for IM is the same one that runs the forum, so there shouldn't be a problem there. Basically the issue is on the client side-- the Visual Basic 6 FTP controls are really really bugged.
If the error you get is that it can't disconnect, try letting it run for a bit anyway and see if you don't get a few bots going to and from.
Having the same problem with DB 2.43.1L, crashes when I try to connect to IM. Didn't use to have any problems as far as I recall... probably need to delete some corrupt file or something...
But last I checked I couldn't find anyone on IM for a while, so haven't been in a rush to figure out whats wrong.
I think Moonfisher here has some credibility because he wrote some really good bots. And he clearly says that a problem did NOT happen before as far as he can recall. So Numsgil, I think there is more going on here other than COM controls being buggy. Explain to me why I am wrong here?
. And yes, I know it is repetitive... but your 100% certainty I was imagining things is looking more like 60% at this point.
I am not writing about stuff like this to piss you off Numsgil. I am not looking really hard for someone to blame for this. Because that is worse than playing poker against professionals. I am just stating the facts and backing up my story of what happened in my case.