Many of us tend to shorten phrases when chatting. I was always sick of all these “glhf”, “tygg” and other unpronounceable letter combinations.
And yesterday I had an idea how to make observance of etiquette as simple and elegant as possible.
I watched two people playing Go. When they greeted each other with light bows, I thought that their figures were similar to the signs < and > at this moment.
So the idea came up, why not use these signs in the game chat? For example, the < sign to say hello, and the > sign to thank your opponent for the game. Or another option: one of the opponents greets and thanks with the sign <, the other with the sign >.
In my opinion, this practice will be better than any unpronounceable letter combinations.