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mohitdaksh 07-26-2010 12:54 AM

Pidgin unblocking blocked gtalk contacts
 
Whenever I open my gtalk ID on pidgin all my blocked contacts get unblocked. Is this a known bug or am I doing something wrong.. It has been happening for a long time and I have installed/reinstalled pidgin quite a few times during this time.

yooy 07-26-2010 04:14 AM

Have tried to delete blocked contacts in pidgin?

mohitdaksh 07-26-2010 04:21 AM

No... Whenever I use pidgin the blocked contacts list gets cleared by itself

yooy 07-26-2010 05:04 AM

there seem to be two types of contact list, one on server and one local. Maybe this is a clue:)

mohitdaksh 07-26-2010 09:23 AM

No I mean after that if I open gmail chat from the web browser instead of pidgin then also those contacts remain unblocked.. Maybe I am not getting the point..

b0uncer 07-26-2010 11:28 AM

Closest bug reports I've found that look similar are from 2008--2009, and don't probably help here. If I were you, I'd
1) check the account settings to make sure the privacy settings are as you want them to be (I don't use Pidgin anymore, but if there's a section where you can decide who is allowed to contact you, choose something like "those I've allowed" instead of "everyone" if possible)
2) purge (remove the software along with all its configuration files, which are not necessarily removed via ordinary "remove" operation) the package(s) and reinstall

If that doesn't work, I'd simply remove the contacts completely from the list, and if they contact again, ignore them. If they kept on doing that for over a few months, I'd advice telling them to stop, do that again and then call the cops (harassment is not legal). If that didn't work, or if the message senders were not actual persons but bots or something, I'd advice getting rid of your account and creating a new one, and giving your contact information only to those you trust.

If you can't fix the thing via settings or purge+reinstallation, consider filing a new bug report to Pidgin.

mohitdaksh 07-26-2010 10:27 PM

Quote:

check the account settings to make sure the privacy settings are as you want them to be (I don't use Pidgin anymore, but if there's a section where you can decide who is allowed to contact you, choose something like "those I've allowed" instead of "everyone" if possible)

Problem solved.. Thanks a lot :)


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