An official real-time discussion channel is available to members and guests of the site, hosted on the Libera.Chat IRC network in ##srp. This channel was originally created by hoglahoo.
The policies and ideals of the discussion channel are the same as the website; quality content and conversing, respect for other users, and no spamming. Slightly off-topic discussion is generally acceptable. The channel isn't busy enough that there's always someone talking, so don't be surprised if you try to start a conversation and no one responds. Leave it open and you'll see activity.
New contributors are always welcome on ShaveFan. If you are the author of or otherwise involved with a story that was submitted to the site, ask and someone can send you an invite.
Otherwise, you're welcome to join the community in the chat room. If you want an invite to the site, hang out and chat until people get to know you. They'll likely ask you for a link to your homepage or a public profile to feel confident that you're not a spammer.