@UncleSam huh. and did the bot actually receive notifications from the forum in the time period it was online?
if so.... i'm very confused.... but never fear i will figure this out. there's one more piece of debugging available to me!
could you enable Ultra Debug Mode<sup>TM</sup> and send me a link via chat to a pastebin or gist of the file it generates?
There is a possibility of sensitive information being revealed through Ultra Debug Mode<sup>TM</sup> so please make sure the pastebin or gist is private and send the link to me over chat, rather than posting on the forum.
to enable Ultra Debug Mode<sup>TM</sup> run the bot with the following command:
$> DEBUG=* sockbot /path/to/config.yml 2>&1 | tee logfile.txt
then run the bot through it's paces by mentioning it and sending the help command via chat to the bot before sending me
That should provide me with all the necessary information to determine what's gone wrong.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.