I've learned of late that far too few of you know about the "Never Show" trick. Ima break that shit down faya.
I'll speak for myself so you don't feel like I'm pointing fingers (but you know your ass does this, you stupid betch). I tend to initiate a lot of conversations with people on Gchat. Particularly people I'm into. Like, the minute I see the green dot I'm all, "HI! WHAT'RE YOU DOING? HOW ARE YOU FEELING? ARE YOU AT WORK? DO YOU LIKE PURPLE? I LOVE YOU! DO YOU WANNA HANG OUT? ARE YOU BUSY? CAN YOU TALK? I WANT YOUR BABIES! DO YOU LIKE PIZZA? WHAT TOPPINGS?" etc. So, when it reaches this fever pitch of desperation, I turn to my best friend Never Show for guidance. Also, when that mother fucker is a jerk to me via chit-chat, he gets smacked by the Never Show fairy. It's basically good for any time you want to use the silent treatment without anyone knowing how fucking immature you're being. Because the other party will never know you've chucked an invisibility cloak over their ass. They can still chat to you if they so choose (and oooooooooooooooh is it ever delicious when they do so choose). They don't know they're dead to you, is the point. So you can be a total pouty betch without ever having to look like one. And! You instantly stop looking so fucking desperate.
Here's how it works:
Hover your pointer over their name in your chat list.
When the square pops up with their photo and info, etc., click on the down arrow aaaalllll the way to the bottom right.
You will then see a drop-down list including the option "Never show".
Click that shit.
From now on, this person - whether they are available, online, on their phone, offline, whatever - will never show up on your chat list. They can still chat to you and you can respond, but they have to initiate all communication. And you can change this in the future. If they earn it!
You're welcome. Happy chatting!