Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a way for Stardust Fields to offer real-time communication between members as well as a lot of other things. Chatrooms, called channels, are the basis; each channel has a set of operators that enforce the rules (and remove users that don't follow them), and these are made up of the site staff. But we decided to take it further - instead of just having a single channel, Stardust Fields has an entire IRC network made up of lots of channels. You can easily create your own as well.
Don't want to use the webchat? You can download an IRC client like XChat, and point it to irc.stardustfields.net on port 6667. The channel is #sf.