Thanx for ur replies KM & Omega but ...
Essentially the problem is one of the Bot not auto-setting entrants to Admin or Member/Agent status as they enter my ChatRoom!
I've tried both coding methods below, in conjunction with Admins & Members Usergroups, and they DON'T work.
Manually, they each do work!!
My gut feeling tells me it may have something to do with giving the Bot Admin status, which I'd prefer not to do. What leads me to believe to this feeling is the *, given like a letter access, allowing the ability to change a user's status; however, this is limited to the enabler bot (in my case) having the letter-accesses-inheritently which are to be given.