In reply to LX1NO:
I do apologise for this. I am really short of time at the moment and it might be a lengthy task re-constituting the bot on a new server. The amazing fact is that the bot survived me terminating the contract on the old server what must be the best part of a year ago! The host obviously just let it sit there doing its thing!
However, I did mention to OWG that I was committed to pursuing this again at some point and possibly building in some integration with a website applet that might ensure better take up than the IRC client only approach.