fact is, few groups correctly organize server bots like they used to when irc was the easiest method to distribute. SWEET I WAITED IN QUEUE FOR 4 DAYS FOR ONE EPISODE AND THE BOT DISCONNECTED, FLUSHING ITS LIST. OH HAY DCC WASN'T REALLY WRITTEN TO PUSH GREAT BIG FILES SO MY DOWNLOAD QUIT AFTER 30 SECONDS. plus the groups that don't use torrents are usually irc nazis that require you to have your own fserve going just to start the process of downloading stuff. once in a while i will do this if forced to but torrents are so much easier i will only go irc if it's a last resort. if you want to do irc, i suggest finding a group that you like on anidb and then going to their channel, see if they have good bots or if there are any unofficial bots that are good, failing that move on to a different group.