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Irene C-S Mar 14 '13 at 05:26 PM
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I agree! I have removed an individual (connection) whom I have never worked nor went to college with. I have also tried removing the unwanted skills endorsements he gave me, following Mr. Menaceur's instructions above. However, it is still there..? Do any of you know how long it takes for LinkedIn to update? I have my 'Ethics/Morals' deeply rooted, and I'm quite appalled with the idea that someone would try to jeopardize my integrity. Btw, he is the same person that asked for my endorsement and I refused.
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    Irene C-S Mar 14 '13 at 05:43 PM
    Sent a message to LinkedIn using 'Contact Us' to resolve the issue.
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    Dawn J. Anderson Jul 22 '13 at 01:30 PM
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    This is an ongoing problem. Has anyone figured this out? I kept hiding an endorsement from a particular person--because they hadn't seen my work--clicked SAVE, and it immediately popped back there. It won't stay gone! I ended up remove the person--who I DO know--from my contacts list, and they are indeed gone from there, but still can't hide their endorsements! Help!
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      Charles Caro Mar 08 '13 at 03:03 PM
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      Perhaps the best thing to do is "remove" the person giving the unwanted "Endorsements" from your list of 1st level connections.

      To "remove" a connection click on the "Connections" link found on the "Contacts" menu item shown at the top of every LinkedIn webpage.

      When the "Connections" webpage loads look to the right for a link labeled "Remove Connections".

      Click on the "Remove Connections" link and follow the prompts.
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        Margaret A Ost Mar 08 '13 at 05:23 PM
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        EDIT PROFILE, and you can HIDE a particular person's endorsement, and the won't know unless they go back and look at your profile and you are first degree connections, or your public profile shows everything possible (and if endorsements are included by LI).
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          J. Menaceur Mar 14 '13 at 11:49 AM
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          It is easy to remove unwanted endorsements (I am receiving endorsements from people who never see me working and are doing so to receive in return endorsements - Not the most elegant practice). To remove the endorsements do the following:
          - go to your profile and select "edit profile"
          - edit the "skill and expertise" section
          - select "manage endorsements"
          - you can now remove any unwanted skill or person.
          - do not forget to click "save" when you are done.
          et voila!
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            Renee Ashley Apr 10 '13 at 07:16 PM
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            I keep getting endorsed by folks I don't know for things I don't do. I unlinked two of them but am still getting their crazy endorsements almost every day. I'd like to maintain the integrity of my page, but I can't go in every day and remove the nonsense. Do they do this to keep their name in front of my eyes? Is it misguided goodwill? What can they be thinking? How do I block their posts?
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              Margaret A Ost Apr 11 '13 at 05:00 AM

              Using CONTACT US,

              Other resources to send msg:
              https://www.facebook.com/LinkedIn
              https://mobile.twitter.com/LinkedIn
              https://twitter.com/LinkedIn
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              Leigh Barker Sep 25 '13 at 10:20 AM
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              Is it possible to temporarily hide a skill without permanently removing it (with all of my endorsements for that skill)? I want to be able to have my profile show the skills relevant to current potential employers - not skills in an unrelated profession that detract from what I'm currently trying to do. I want to be able to keep those endorsements for those skills however - just in case I require them at a later date. I'm not trying to erase my history after all...!
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                Charles Caro Sep 25 '13 at 08:33 PM
                @Leigh - If you "Hide" an "Endorsement" it is gone forever, which means there is no way to do what you describe. You can remove "skills" you don't want to show, and my original answer for the question provides the *best* way to manage the "skills" in future.
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                Margaret A Ost Sep 25 '13 at 08:51 PM
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                Leigh,
                http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33198/kw/HIDE
                As of May 28 at least LinkedIn made it possible
                to HIDE AND THEN UNHIDE skill endorsements.
                Originally it wasn't possible, now it is!

                Hiding and Unhiding a Skill Endorsement
                How do I hide or unhide a skill endorsement someone gave me?
                Last Reviewed: 05/28/2013
                You can choose to hide or unhide your skill endorsements.

                Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your homepage and select Edit Profile.
                Scroll down to the Skills & Expertise section and click the Edit icon.
                Click the Manage Endorsements link. This is next to Add & Remove.
                Click on a skill in the left column to reveal the connections
                who endorsed you for that skill. You may need to use the scroll bar
                on the left side of the box to view skills further down in the list.
                Uncheck the box next to any people whose endorsements
                you want to hide. Or, check the box next to any you want to unhide.
                Note: You may check or uncheck the box next to show/hide all
                endorsements to take action on all endorsements under one skill at once.

                Click Save.
                Click Done editing in the top section of your profile.
                There isn’t a way to remove the Endorsements feature from
                your profile at this time. However, you can choose to hide
                all of your endorsements by default. This will keep all existing
                and new endorsements from ever displaying on your profile.

                If you don't want a specific person to endorse you, you can
                remove the connection between the two of you. They will not
                be notified if you break the connection.

                http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/33198/kw/HIDE
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                  Leigh Barker Sep 25 '13 at 09:35 PM
                  Thanks Margaret, I think that hiding a bunch of endorsements kind of achieves what I'm looking for - to play down those skills and stop them dominating my profile. Possibly better than hiding the individual skill itself which was what I was hoping to do.

                  I guess this way I can unhide the endorsements if I was ever to go back to doing what I used to do..

                  Thanks again folks.
                  Margaret A Ost Sep 26 '13 at 04:05 AM
                  There was a time when you could not reverse course. Fortunately they coded it so you can HIDE and UNHIDE.
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                  Dawn J. Anderson Sep 25 '13 at 08:56 PM
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                  Unfortunately, I did break the connection between myself and another user, and, still, their endorsement will not stay gone when I attempt to hide it. This sounds bizarre, I know, but it's true.
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                    Margaret A Ost Sep 25 '13 at 09:12 PM
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                    Dawn,
                    http://help.linkedin.com/app/ask/f/c
                    Try another computer and then ask
                    them to fix it if you can't. This
                    feature is supposed to be available!
                    But as a practical point, those little
                    photos are hard to identify, and
                    how many of your first degree
                    connections are opening them
                    to see who they are...I look at mine,
                    rarely, and other people's very rarely!
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