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.
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.
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.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.