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If I block someone from Gmail chat, will it block them on Google+?

Somebody I have added to my Google+ circles is now showing up as chattable in my Gmail chat sidebar. I don't want her to be able to see me as online whenever I've got a Gmail tab open - just when I'm ...
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How do I make Facebook block a friend’s Mafia Wars updates?

I like Facebook to connect with friends, but I don't like the way their favorite games spam me. They just keep giving me Mafia Wars updates! Is there any way to block a friend's Mafia Wars update? ...
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What happens when I block someone on Twitter?

What happens when I block someone on Twitter? Do they get notified about the block? Won't they see me in future searches? What's the deal?
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How can I block all of a page's content on Facebook?

A number of my friends, who I otherwise enjoy seeing content from often share content from a particular page that I don't care to see ever again. Is there a way to block content from a page?
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Is there a whitelist for AdBlock Plus of well behaved sites?

I don't mind text ads, or Reddit's advertisements where I can comment on them, and I should probably be supporting the sites I visit. As it stands I'm whitelisting the ads manually from well behaved ...
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How to block apps in the new Facebook interface?

Since one Facebook update some time ago, the procedure at the following FAQ page How do I block or unblock an app? Doesn't work anymore. How to block an app now? List of Applications that seem as ...
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Facebook: don't show news from TV shows I “like” in my feed?

Can I "like" a TV show on Facebook but not see news from it in my News Feed? I'm not interested in the news and just had an unseen episode spoiled from the show's own news feed item. I've looked in ...
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What URLs do I need block annoying social widgets?

Widget Block is a lovely extension that blocks noisy bloat that is of no use to me and actually makes my browsing experience much worse. The extension lists the following domains: facebook.com ...
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Preventing apps from posting on my wall on Facebook

On Facebook, whenever a friend of mine does something with a Facebook application he/she uses, a post appears on my wall related to that. I can click on that post and select "Hide xxxxx application" ...
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Can you speed up dropbox by replacing large collections of files with disk images?

I (and lots of people where I work) use dropbox and keep our work source directories in dropbox. These directories contain close to 20k small files, and we'll typically have many of them hanging ...
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Facebook messages could not be sent, is this person blocking me?

I tried to send a friend a message in Facebook and this message popped up: Based on the preferences of the person you're trying to contact, this message could not be delivered. Does that mean my ...
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Blocked list in Gmail?

Is there a way to generate a list of my blocked contacts in Gmail?
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Can user2 direct message user1 on Twitter?

user1 and user2 have a direct message conversation. user2 blocks user1. user1 blocks user2 and deletes the DM conversation. user1 unblocks user2 user2 unblocks user1 user2 follows user1 user1 ...
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Blocking traffic to my Blogger blog from a specific country domain

I want to block traffic and visitors to my blogger.com blog from a certain country. In this case, those from .ru (Russian domains). Is it possible to globally block these visitors? Would this be done ...
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How to block avatar images on YouTube?

I used to be able to do this by right clicking an avatar and selecting Block Image but that method doesn't work anymore. Is there an alternative? If not, what is the avatar URL so I can add it to my ...