Remove does not permanently remove buddy

Dana Marcell marcell at
Fri Feb 15 12:17:37 EST 2013

I'm using Yahoo and the buddy I want to permanently remove is using Yahoo too. The buddy is no on my contacts in my Yahoo account.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ethan Blanton [mailto:elb at] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 9:12 AM
To: Dana Marcell
Cc: support at
Subject: Re: Remove does not permanently remove buddy

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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