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**.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.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.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.A lot of people out there have met their significant others through the computers and why shouldn't you?There's just a few things to follow and to keep an eye on.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.