Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.It depends on the person's preference of doing their actions.Many of the abbreviations used in chats have pretty much become universal and a lot have become creatively humorous thanks to many regulars in those chat rooms.
Just be careful when getting into a long distance relationship with someone, it may seem great and everything, but something just might be lurking under the surface.
If you happen to get into a relationship on-line through a chat always be friendly toward the other person, unless they happen to do something that makes you upset, use whatever means necessary to break off the relationship.
If that doesn't work usually it's best to address someone with a question.
For example, to ask someone a question you may want to use this format to do it and to talk to others the same way: Person's name: Your question Most of the time you will get someone's attention this way.
For a much bigger list the WBS Chat Book has a whole list compiled from various users from all over including various smileys!! If you choose you can use text editing to increase the size of your text to catch someone's attention.
This is most of the list from that place: AFAIK As Far As I Know AFK Away From Keyboard ASAP As Soon As Possible BBL Be Back Later BBN Bye Bye Now BBS Be Back Soon BEG Big Evil Grin BF Boy Friend BRB Be Right Back BTW By The Way BWL Bursting With Laughter C&G Chuckle and Grin CID Crying In Disgrace CNP... This can make your messages in bold, italics, or color.
With IRC chats however just type in the addresses for the person to write down since IRC's are text only and you cannot go from an IRC chat room directly to the world wide web. And after talking with this person for some time you may become attracted to them and vice versa.
It just might be what we call in cyberspace, cyber-love.
Doing Actions Within The Chat Another aspect of chat rooms is doing a particular action within the chat.
The format used to do it is like this: **your action here**.
You can use as many asterixes as you want when typing these out. From hugging an on-line friend to giving someone a cyber-beer to drink.