In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.
Just login by entering your name and then begin the chat.
CHAT NOTES FOR NEWBIES Striking Up The Right Conversation The next step is how to talk to people.
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.
Continued in Next Post CP Chat Post CSG Chuckle Snicker Grin CYA See Ya CYAL8R See You Later DLTBBB Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite EG Evil Grin EMSG Email Message FYI For Your Information GF Girl Friend GFN Gone For Now GMBO Giggling My Butt Off GMTA Great Minds Think Alike GTSY Glad To See You H&K Hug and Kiss HABU Have A Better 'Un HAGN Have A Good Night HAGU Have A Good 'Un HHIS Hanging Head in Shame IC I See IGP I Gotta Pee IMO In My Opinion IMHO In My Humble Opinion IRL In Real Life IWALU I Will Always Love You JMO Just My Opinion JTLYK Just To Let You Know KIT Keep In Touch KOC Kiss On Cheek KOL Kiss On Lips L8R Later L8R G8R Later 'Gater LHM Lord Help Me LHO Laughing Head Off LHU Lord Help Us LOL Laugh Out Loud LSHMBB Laughing So Hard My Belly is Bouncing LSHMBH Laughing So Hard My Belly Hurts LTNS Long Time No See LTS Laughing To Self LUWAMH Love You With All My Heart LY Love Ya OIC Oh, I See OL Old Lady (wife, girlfriend) OM Old Man (husband, boyfriend) OTTOMH Off The Top of My Head PDS Please Don't Shoot PM Private Message PMFJI Pardon Me For Jumping In PMP Peed My Pants POAHF Put On A Happy Face Poof Has left the chat room. By doing this to your messages and not making the text big you make your messages more unique and personalized.
Saying a nice greeting to everyone is the best way to catch someone's attention.