On the Twitter > @Mentions tab, is it possible to hide a spammy mention there?

I got some unnecessary mentions from unknown Twitter users (I'm suspicious it's not even a person), its tweet is click this link and that's it. I don't even think to click his/her/its Twitter profile. It's really annoying since I sometimes need to check the @Mentions tab if my followers and friends talk with me. I follow users based on my interest, not only because that user is my friend, anyway.

What should I do?

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If you get spammy messages like that, click on their username to bring the account up on the panel on the right. Click on the button which looks like a head and shoulders with a dropdown arrow, and report them for spam, which will remove their posts from your timeline (you can also choose to block them from that same menu, but this kills two birds with one stone). enter image description here

  • Whoa it's working! Thanks! FYI some of them are not my followers, but reporting them for spam successfully removed their spammy mention at my twitter's mention timeline tab.
    – Arie
    Commented Jul 23, 2011 at 0:39
  • @Arie Yes, you are correct that they don't have to be following you. I chose that screencap just to show where the icon was, and I picked the most generic user I could think of.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jul 23, 2011 at 10:39

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