When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.
Just type it in like this: /me your action here, and it will print out your name and the action you just did.
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.
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.
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.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.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.If that doesn't work usually it's best to address someone with a question.