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.
Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.
It is another way of getting another chatter to talk to you, but it is considered to be rude unless you have no choice to, which is usually when no matter what you have said in the chat, everyone is still ignoring you even though you have not typed anything rude or insulting.
Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.
CHAT NOTES FOR NEWBIES Striking Up The Right Conversation The next step is how to talk to people.
Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.
In most cases all you have to do in Internet chats is just type out the web site address' URL, like this: With e-mail addresses the format is a bit different: mailto:full_address_here In some Internet chats you may have to employ full HTML coding to post up a web or mail link.
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.Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.Considering that this relationship maybe over a long distance the chances of you meeting the other person are almost next to none.But don't let this stop you from keeping in contact of each other.