OK kicking is now working. And what you see is running on a production instance of Discourse (the bot logic, obviously the screenshot is of Discord :D)
Still some testing to carry out, bugs to squash (especially for group sync) and a lot of documentation to do to walk people through setup (which unfortunately is not trivial).
It will also support a group ‘sync’ (copies over Discourse groups and membership depending on supplied criteria) on day 1.
NB We are still $200 short of target.
This was a mammoth piece of work.
Thanks to those who have contributed so far: supporters will get priority setup assistance.