I've been an avid IRC user for years, so any time I take up a new hobby I try and track down an IRC channel for it.
IRC for those who don't know is a chat system that has been around for years, anyone can create a room, then people can come in and chat.
Unfortunately I was unable to find a retouching chat room, so I figured I'd just start one myself and see if there was any intrest in it. I figured it'd be great for just general talk about retouching and for having people to bounce ideas off or ask for assistance.
For the IRC inclined, I have created the channel #retouchpro on efnet, right now it's just me but it'd be great if anyone interested would join. If you see me in there (as Twitch) and I seem idle, just hang out for a bit and I'm sure to wake up eventually.
If you think this is something you'd be interested in maybe leave a post here or drop me a pm and if there is any intrest I can do up a proper tutorial to assist everyone in getting connected.
Just an idea I thought I'd throw out there. I think it'd be really great to be able to chat in real time with other people interested in photo restoration/retouching.