Here's what it will look like in the Discord desktop app. I'm under Admin, and Foxx is a newcomer.
Notable features of Discord include:
- Posting images, whether photos or pasting from PrintScreen.
- Blog URL's become a block with an excerpt from the post
- YouTube URL's are expanded into a player in the chat history
- Unlimited backlog which is stored on the server. You don't miss out on messages that happened while you were logged out, unlike IRC, and no past message is ever lost.
- The backlog is searchable.
This will be more convenient than the Google group, and it has a better GUI than IRC.