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Hmm.. That is interesting. I am seeing a link Add Personal Space in my profile until I click this it should not be created..
Overall you should be able to check Confluence Settings > Global Permission who is able to create Personal Spaces.. Maybe removing permissions to all groups would be a solution for you?
Thank you for reporting this and helping investigate. I know that I commented with another feature request in another answer, but I discovered a related one that has to do with personal space creation during onboarding.
Disabling personal space creation permissions like @Chris Puffe mentioned seems to be the workaround for the time being.
Thanks for sharing how you solved it, and please vote on the feature request to get more visibility.
Did we ever get a more definitive answer to this?
I'm noticing this behavior as well. It only started happening after I created a personal space in my parent company's Confluence and starred it. Every client instance I log into now (for the first time) creates a personal space automatically, stars it, and adds the pages mentioned above.
I realize it's been some time since this discussion, but I wanted to step in here to clarify a few things.
Personal space creation isn't automatic, but I could see how someone might do so accidentally. Referring to our space creation documentation, to create a personal space, all one has to do is click the profile picture on the right side of the navigation and choose the option to create a personal space.
The Sample Pages, however, are part of an automated process. We have a feature request to disable the sample page creation. You can vote on the ticket below to give your support. Please note that you may find that you need to log in again before doing so!
Thank you, and take care.
@Chris Puffe, I don't know of any configuration or setting that would automatically create a space for users. I just tried it in a test site of mine and I'm not seeing an automatic space created.
What is the behavior you are seeing?
Generic spaces (example below) are being created and when we ask the user about it, they (multiple if not all) have said that they didn't create a Confluence space. They all have the same child pages (meeting notes, sample pages, etc) but again, no one physically creates any of this.