When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.
Just type it in like this: /me your action here, and it will print out your name and the action you just did.
Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.
It depends on the person's preference of doing their actions.
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.
Doing Actions Within The Chat Another aspect of chat rooms is doing a particular action within the chat.