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.
Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.
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.
Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.