Remove does not permanently remove buddy

Ethan Blanton elb at
Fri Feb 15 12:12:01 EST 2013

Dana Marcell spake unto us the following wisdom:
> When I remove a buddy by right clicking on the buddy and selecting
> Remove, the buddy is removed. However, the next time I open Pidgin,
> the removed buddy is back. What am I doing wrong?

We're going to need more information, starting with what service
you're using.  However, the answer is probably that you are using a
corporate IM service, Facebook, or some similar system that prevents
you from manipulating the buddy list within an IM client.  In this
case, you'll have to remove the buddy from whatever the primary source
for your buddy list is.  (Corporate LDAP, your Facebook friend list,

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