In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.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.Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.If that doesn't work usually it's best to address someone with a question.Posting Links And E-Mail Now during a conversation with someone, they happen to ask for your homepage address or e-mail address, but you don't know how to post it up. Considering most Internet chats are very lenient with this it's very easy to post up an address.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.It just might be what we call in cyberspace, cyber-love.
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.Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.
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.
The format used to do it is like this: **your action here**.