I am very strongly opposed to a bot that is allowed to
speak publicly in the cb.
I propose that if a bot were created and blessed for
cb operation at all, it would be ok for it to respond
to public stimulus (like: "chatterbot, stats Barrd") with
a private reply, and the sending of a brief and
uninteresting action report to the cb,
like: "[chatterbot] has replied to [<some-monk>]".
The use of the brief acknowledgement / status action
message would prevent the confusion, silliness and disorderliness
of seeing people appearing to be speaking to an entity that
does not ever appear to answer.