EDIT: FULLSTOP. I was rushed when I checked yesterday before we headed out the door for a five hour trip to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Washington, DC last night. And I write that and submit and then say, “Hey, I should make sure I’m not an idiot and that all the things were properly turned on!” and sure enough, I was an idiot and didn’t re-check the two toggles on the notice panel. Sure enough, my bot just spit out the first message in the chat window right after I turned him on! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Got the DB and installed… added notices, and nada… it probably has to do with something when I set the whole thing up. I’m just going to start from square one (this was on a Pi that sat in a box for 7 years and was just waiting for the right use). I’ll document my process from the various how-tos I had gotten my information from. Then, hopefully by the end when my bot is running as it should, we can have a Raspberry Pi specific how-to that I can post for others in the future. Thanks for all the help and the patience with my slight manic and keep up the great work. You got a good thing going here!