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Post 1 of 18audioadict
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 8:43:52

Hi.
I've had several random people add me to skype, and I'm not fond of that! I don't mind as much, if they say who they are and where they found you. I've had contacts just adding me and I just don't know who the heck they are. These contacts don't give out any details. They usually search for my name. Dang I wish you could only add people if they know your user name!

Post 2 of 18Twinklestar09
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 9:04:03

I'm not sure what version of Skype you have, but there should be a way to only allow people on your contacts list to chat with you, and that should stop random people from adding you. You press alt to get to the menus, then arrow up to "Privacy", and when you enter on that arrow up/down to find "Privacy Settings". Then from there, tab, and you can up/down-arrow to choose whether you want to allow all people to contact you, or just the people from your contact list. Then go to OK.

Post 3 of 18audioadict
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 9:08:00

Good idea, but random peple are adding me to there contact list.

Post 4 of 18laced-unlaced
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 9:56:18

i see what you mean. i'm always getting people from china, gana, places like that ading me.....i don't mind i guess, just as they don't advertise, or want anything to do with money or sex. i get people ading me, then saying, we only talk to customers only

Post 5 of 18YankeeFanForLife!
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 10:20:41

Doesn't bother me.

Post 6 of 18battle star queen
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 10:22:38

Ihad this one dork add me and when I tried to call him to ask him who he was he hung up on me! If you don't want random people adding you and a request comes up just hit the decline button. Also don't use skype mode!

Post 7 of 18purple penguin
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 14:06:22

I hit decline on people i don't even know.

Post 8 of 18audioadict
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 18:00:13

Thanks. I'll decline the add if I don't know who it is, and if I don't know how they got my user name.

Post 9 of 18purple penguin
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 18:44:25

Yeah don't bother adding them. Although, I do get a few surprises once in a while of people adding me that I know so it's a good idea to look at the name and profile.

Post 10 of 18YankeeFanForLife!
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Saturday, 09-Feb-2008 21:00:14

Cool Geannie I am going to hit you up some day. Lol! JK.

Post 11 of 18purple penguin
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Sunday, 10-Feb-2008 0:11:48

How do you find random people anyway. Nobody just decide they are going to guess a possible skype name and get lucky and add them. I only know how to find people I know the names of.

Post 12 of 18laced-unlaced
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Sunday, 10-Feb-2008 5:26:55

to find random people, you go to the tools menu, and go down to the option that says search for skype users. once you are on that option, you can choose to find people in a certain country, a certain city, a certain age and also you can just press find people in skype me mode, will find all the people online in skype mode

Post 13 of 18YankeeFanForLife!
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Sunday, 10-Feb-2008 7:09:46

Rite on, you got it rite on the hed!

Post 14 of 18Reyami
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4627 posts
Sunday, 10-Feb-2008 8:23:37

Do not have your status set to skype Me. Anyone in the world can add you, then. precisely why i got rid of it.

Post 15 of 18nikos
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Sunday, 10-Feb-2008 13:02:54

I got people adding me as well and i am not in skype me mode. I think they should improove their adding system for skype. People should be able to choose if they want their skype username to be available when people search for users. Also i don't like the fact that when you add somebody this person has to be online. Skype should notify the person next time they login like for live messenger.
I recently created a skype account for my discussion group in yahoo called blind birders and i included the group website etc in my profile and i got requests from 5 or 6 people to join but i think all those people found the group in skype and they don't have anything to do with the subject. Their emails are very strange as well.

Post 16 of 18audioadict
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Monday, 11-Feb-2008 0:58:26

Ah, now I know how these people add you.

Post 17 of 18purple penguin
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Monday, 11-Feb-2008 19:21:16

I don't have my location or anything like that in my profile. Actually, my skype profile is rather randomly halarious and it's harder for people to find me. I think some of those people add everyone who speaks english and don't care who it is.

Post 18 of 18audioadict
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Monday, 11-Feb-2008 23:11:24

Yeh, my profile is mostly blank.

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