Although many seem as if they are misspelled, grammatically incorrect or confusing, texting abbreviation and texting acronyms are commonly used and are meant to expedite communications by shortening them so that the user doesn't have to spell out phrases, expressions or sentences.
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Therefore being able to type quickly is important and there are many IRC abbreviations or emoticons to speed up replies and discussion.
When you open your chat client, you select a "chat server", then a "chat room" or "channel".
In each room people are chatting about different subjects. The names in the right-hand column are people who are talking in the chat room.