I prefer using a checker if I'm going in person to meet him/her, and I'll use the online DXCC process. Relatively
I've used 3 card checkers so far. Relatively painless.
painless? Do I bite or something <grin>?
Helps when three are members of the club, eh?
Well, considering I have to actually make it to a meeting to get my cards checked (or a hamfest or other event) and everything is ~1 hour away from home, yes, it's "relatively" painless.
BTW I will be there tonight for a bit (won't stay). No cards to check for my DXCC though.