I use Skype a lot. Be it to communicate with developers in the Ukraine, or to talk with the relatives spread around the globe, I pretty much leave it on all the time. I prefer it to my cell phone for calls.
So it’s funny to me to complain about the service, as in close to 7 years of use, this is about the only problem I’ve had: they apparently don’t understand the meaning of “Block This User.”
In addition to the regular phone service, I use their chat with coworkers and friends quite a bit. However I’ve started to have a big problem lately with the same spammers IMing me via Skype all the time. It got so bad this weekend that I actually *gasp* had to check in with their customer support site.
From what I read, and am now seeing as a message in my Skype console, you cannot block users if your privacy allows anyone to contact you.
That doesn’t work for me. I need to be accessible to my coworkers, etc. and it shouldn’t be up to me to plug everyone I *might* want to chat with in the Skype contact list. Instead, when I say “Block This User” I expect just that. Don’t ever let them contact me again. Even better, Skype should watch for people with excessive blockings and remove them permanently.