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Novel Adventurer

Can someone advise me as to what actually happens when I block somone? Are they made aware they have been blocked? If so, how? When I unblock do they know they have been unblocked? Essentially, want to prevent some contacts from getting in touch for a while, but would rather they don't know they've been blocked to avoid questions!!

thanks

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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00

 

when you block a person, they will receive no notifications or warnings about your actions.  the same goes when you unblock them.  

 

however, the other user could notice significant changes when you block them such as they can't be able to call you or send you IMs, see your online status or mood message, and view portions of your profile details.

 

 

 



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when you block a person, they will receive no notifications or warnings about your actions.  the same goes when you unblock them.  

 

however, the other user could notice significant changes when you block them such as they can't be able to call you or send you IMs, see your online status or mood message, and view portions of your profile details.

 

 

 



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Novel Adventurer

thanks PM

 

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Novel Tourist

I have a slightly different problem. I have a blocked contact and the guy keeps getting im's to me./ Its very frustrating. Any help is welcome.

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can you double check if that users is using the same account (they might be using two differents accounts with the same display name).  Check Tools >> Options >> Privacy >> Blocked Contacts, to see if their username appears there, then check the username of the person who just messaged you.

 

Perhaps a better solution is to change your Privacy Settings to allow IMs (and Calls) from people who are in your contact list only.



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Novel Tourist

Still, there remains a question to me. If I block someone, I know they can't contact me, and they also don't see whether I'm online, but what is my symbol in the blocked person's contact list. Will it be a "X" or will it be a "?"

 

Thanx

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skypator wrote:

Still, there remains a question to me. If I block someone, I know they can't contact me, and they also don't see whether I'm online, but what is my symbol in the blocked person's contact list. Will it be a "X" or will it be a "?"

 

Thanx


It can vary depending on their version of Skype. But, they will not be able to see your actual Skype status in their contact list.

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Novel Tourist

HELLO. IM HAVING A PROBLEM. SOME GUY IS HARRASING ME ON SKYPE. IM TRYING TO BLOCK HIM BUT FOR SOME REASON BLOCK BUTTON IS NOT LIGHTED UP. AND I CANT PRESS ON IT. WHY IS THAT? I HAVE MAC

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Novel Tourist
Im using an ipad how cani block a contact which has question mark identification?
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Novel Tourist

When you block a person, can they still view messages from previous conversations you two have had?

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