I just got CiviCRM installed and I also did some customizing, but now I am not sure how to proceed. AFAICS using extensions and hooks is the recommended way of customizing civicrm, but there no examples for hiding/removing fields, although many people seem to need that. Could someone post an example of hiding unwanted fields like nickname/pseudonym or something from the new contact entry page? Let me explain: I want to set up Civicrm for a non profit club and they are quite conservative. Nicknames and messenger entries are not wanted, so I want to hide them in a way that survives Security Updates.