I am trying to delete a person I blocked and cannot find any way to do it. What am I missing? Note: they are not in my Address Book - they are people I don't know and don't want to know. I block them and they keep appearing in my contacts as BLOCKED!! I select Contacts in the Menu and nearly all options are grayed out including DELETE CONTACT. Why??? What is the fix??
this is how i do it and it seems to work-after i select the contact that i want to delete/block u need to right click on mouse/touch pad and click on "remove from contacts" then (for some reason) after i do this i have to select the contact again 'cause it still is appearing in my contact list and after "double" clicking on this name u will get an addl box asking to "BLOCK"this person/and/to REPORT ABUSE and then hit block-that seems to wrk and the name is then totally deleted-i hope i am making sense to u but that is how i delete contacts. it is a( 2 )step process .I'll repeat;1.)select contact u want to delete 2.)right click on mouse/touch pad ,then hit remove fr contacts 3.)that does not remove the contact name though( it seems to me)-step#3 click again(maybe even "double"click on that same contact name) 4.)that brings up a "block"box /report abuse box asking u if u wish to block this person-hit yes. FINISHED!!!!name is removed fr contact list-atleast thats how it wrks for me-if there is an easier /other way i dont know. and in my settings i do have "anyone can contact me/send me IM messages"-that setting i may change.
You are BRILLIANT!!!!! After months I have finally found something that works! Yes - the trick is you can't just block them. You have to ADD them as a contact first!! Once you do that you THEN block them and they disappear!!! YEA!!! I love you!!!!
I had the same problem with unwanted requests so I just blocked them because delete was greyed out. This is what worked for me: unblock the contact then block again by doing the procedure below (when you tick the box report abuse the blocked contact will dissappear) :
To block a contact and report abuse:
06-02-2012 17:07 - edited 06-02-2012 17:10
af4's explanation works. Thank you for your detailed instructions. These unsolicited contacts that I'd blocked but who were still appearing were driving me crazy. Now they're gone. Thanks again.