Yeah, not a fan. You can hide them, but it takes awhile. Probably a way to batch it, but I don't know.
Well that's cute. Google Talk just added all my G+ contacts. Not sure I wanted that.
From the dropdown in Chat, go to Privacy settings and you should be able to turn this off or specify only the Circles you want to have that enabled for. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Also, if you got to the dropdown for chat in gmail, it gives you an option for "Most Popular." You should be able to keep me in that list as well.
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