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.
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**.
These sure come in handy when you want to give someone a cyber-smooch or a wedgie from the dark depths of the ocean!
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.
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.
It is another way oggetting 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.
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.
Just keep in mind however that things can happen in a chat just as they do outside. Just as the name implies, cheating can happen on a computer just as in real life.