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Second Life Hints & Helps: Blocking Annoying People and Advertisers

If you are getting annoying messages from people or advertisers in Second Life, you don’t have to put up with it.  You can block them!

I ran into this recently.  I was receiving advertising from a couple of stores.  A little bit of advertising now and then is fine, but this advertising was coming in pretty much daily.  I finally said enough is enough!  I did a search on blocking annoying messages and the information that I found was pretty skimpy, so I decided to post this information for those of you out there that will find it helpful.

There are several ways depending upon your situation:

If you’d like to block an individual who is sending you harassing or annoying messages.

To block an individual avatar, here are your choices:

  •  Right-click on the annoying avatar and choose “Block.”
  •  OR select Communicate > NEARBY, right-click the person’s name and choose “Block/Unblock.” A small red icon appears next to the name.
  •  OR click the Chat button at the bottom of the Viewer window to open the NEARBY CHAT window, mouse over the Resident’s name, click the small “i” icon, then click the gear icon and choose “Block.”

If you’d like to block advertising: here are your choices:

  •  Open “Conversations” by selecting Communicate > Conversations.
  •  Point with your mouse at the name of the store sending you the advertisement. You’ll see a little “i” appear (see below)
  •  Click on the “i” and a menu appears, click on “Block.” The “People – Blocked” dialog appears. You should see the blocked name on the list. You’re done.  You can click the upper right hand “X” to exit from the dialog box.
  •  You can also block advertising by clicking on the box that appears on the upper right hand corner of the Second Life Screen. From the dialog box that appears, click on “Block Owner.” The “People – Blocked” dialog appears. You should see the blocked name on the list. You’re done. You can click the upper right hand “X” to exit from the dialog box.

 

 

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