Ok, I will look into setting up Atom then! Thanks for that suggestion!
I also tried the discord link again and it worked! This time I used it while the discord application was running. So it appears the link just requires someone to have already logged into discord elsewhere instead of asking them to log in/create one. I'll just leave this info here, in case someone else runs into that error with the link, as the discord error itself is not that informative.
Thanks for clarifying about the different versions/installs. I look forward to that next version then! Sounds great, keep on going!