Had enough of those annoying invitations to play Farmville 2, Cityville, Lucky Slots - all those crazy Facebook games?  Well - we found a very easy way to block Facebook apps and games from ever bugging you again.  

I found this little trick entirely by chance one day.  I noticed that my notifications icon had somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 alerts on it, so I clicked it to make the number bubble go away.  It was full of invitations to play those crazy Facebook games - most of which I haven't even heard of.  By accident, my mouse hovered on the upper right hand side of one of the notifications and an 'X' appeared - the universal 'delete' sign  - with the magic words 'Turn Off'  And so I clicked.

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And then Facebook delivered the present we've all been waiting for - I could turn off those notifications FOREVER!

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Of course I clicked and then I got the Facebook present to top all Facebook presents - you can report the app as spam!  YIPPEE!

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I tested the "turn off" option on several notifications and found the only thing you can't turn off in this way is invitations to Events.  So Facebook - could you make that the next feature you add to this beautiful option?  Thanks.