Originally Posted by devnull
What "ping" are you talking about?
I think he is referring to the BBM Ping, which is sent by a user.
I don't know if there is a way to deactivate the feature of the ping, however, you may be able to mitigate the action the ping causes by playing with your profiles.
I'm not entirely sure, but it may be considered a Level 1 Message or BBM Alert.