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.
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.
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 following abbreviations and their meanings are some of the most commonly used out there. SETE Smiling Ear To Ear SHID Slaps Head In Disgust SO Significant Other SWAK Sealed With A Kiss SWL Screaming with Laughter SYS See You Soon TA Thanks Again TOY Thinking Of You TTFN Ta Ta For Now TTYL Talk To you Later WB Welcome Back WTH What/Who The Heck YBS You'll Be Sorry YG Young Gentleman YL Young Lady YM Young Man ttyl talk to you later ttys talk to you soon tcob taking care of business ttfn ta ta for now Another thing that was previously mentioned is your text size and appearance.
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.
Just read those stories of married people having affairs on-line.
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.
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**.
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.
A lot of people out there have met their significant others through the computers and why shouldn't you?