@mint also discord is comically difficult to use as an archive or archive separately. I installed Pidgin on my computer even though I don't use any AIM-like chat programs anymore specifically because linking Pidgin to my discord account turned out to be the least nightmarish way to keep logs of my gaming group's sessions.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.